§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much has been spent on funding educational research projects by her Department in each of the last five years; and what percentage of education spending this represents. 
§ Mr. Forth
The Department's expenditure from the research budget over the last five years is given in the table, and is also shown as a percentage of total departmental expenditure.
Expenditure from research budget (£ million) As percentage of the department's total expenditure 1990–91 2.38 0.04 1991–92 1.80 0.03 1992–93 1.74 0.02 1993–94 0.96 0.01 1994–95 10.67 0.01 1this includes the Department's contribution of £0.10 million to the Learning Credits consultancy and a grant of £0.04 million paid to the University of London Institute of Education.
Total departmental expenditure covers central Government expenditure and grants to local authorities within the Department of Education's programme.