§ Mrs. Helen Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government spent on research and development relating to food, with particular reference to(a) agriculture, (b) fishing, (c) processing, (d) nutrition, (e) safety and (f) economic and social studies, in each of the most recent 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by (i) Government departments, (ii) research councils, (iii) higher education, (iv) business enterprises and (v) private non-profit organisations. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
The information requested is not held centrally.
The figures available for Food Standards Agency expenditure on research and development related to food safety and nutrition in the four financial years since it came into being are shown in the table.
£ million Financial year Food safety Nutrition 2000–01 15.7 6.3 2001–02 15.4 3.8 2002–03 15.2 3.9 2003–041 15.7 4.8 Note: 1 Figures for 2003–04 are provisional