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S5W-02538: Kezia Dugdale (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how much has been spent on research and development in each year since 2006, also expressed as a percentage of GDP.

Answered by: Keith Brown 21 September 2016

2. Expenditure figures are in current prices.

1. Expenditure figures for the private-non-profit sector are only included from 2011 onwards.

Notes:

Source: Gross Expenditure on Research and Development 2014, Scottish Government

Year

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Expenditure (£ millions)

1,520

1,656

1,736

1,877

1,855

1,939

1,920

2,202

2,222

Expenditure (% of GDP)

1.32

1.38

1.44

1.53

1.50

1.53

1.48

1.62

1.56

Gross Expenditure on Research & Development, performed within Scotland, 2006 to 2014

The following table shows how much was spent on research and development, performed in Scotland, for each year between 2006 and 2014. Note that GERD includes expenditure by Higher Education, Business, Government and the Private-Non-Profit sector.

The Scottish Government publishes the Gross Expenditure on Research and Development (GERD) report on an annual basis. The latest report was published on 30 March 2016 and can be found at: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00498541.pdf