§ Mr. Yeo
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will list the grants made by her Department and each agency and non-departmental public body for which her Department is responsible to(a) the John Innes Institute, (b) the BioIndustry Association, (d) Diatech, and (e) Floranova in each year since 1997. 
§ Ms Hewitt
Since the start of the financial year 1997–98, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has committed a total of £30.7 million in research grants to the John Innes Centre. This figure includes responsive mode, funding, initiative grants, equipment and research fellowships. In addition to these research grants, BBSRC also provides a core strategic grant on an annual basis to the John Innes Centre. Annual spend in the financial years 1997–98 to 2002–03 is shown in the following table.
Spend on BBSRC grants to John Innes Centre 97/98 onwards, including responsive mode funding and Core Strategic Grant (CSG) £ million Research grants CSG Total 1997–98 2.4 9.6 12.0 1998–99 2.7 9.8 12.5 1999–2000 2.4 9.5 11.9 2000–01 3.2 9.8 13.0 2001–02 3.8 10.0 13.8 2002–03 4.4 10.2 14.6
DTI has made the following payments to the BioIndustry Association in connection with a range of events and activities designed to promote the general capability of the biotechnology industrial sector.
£ million 1998 0.22 1999 0.19 2000 0.17 2001 0.36 2002 0.36 2003 0.17
No grants have been made to Diatech or Floranova.