Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Questions (243)

Maurice Quinlivan

Question:

243. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the gross expenditure on research and development activities by Department and expressed by each Department as a percentage of total expenditure on research and development in tabular form. [11853/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The following table shows Government Budget Allocations on R&D (GBARD) by funding Department for 2017 and each Department's GBARD as a percentage of total GBARD. GBARD is all the public funding allocated to R&D performed across all sectors of the economy, e.g. within the higher education sector, by businesses or by Government Departments and agencies. Government Sector R&D (GOVERD) is R&D performed in-house in Government departments or agencies.

The GBARD data is taken from the R&D Budget 2017-2018, published by the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation. 2017 is the latest data available. The R&D Budget 2017-2018 is available at the following link: https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Publications/The-R-D-Budget-2017-2018.html

Table 1: Government Budget Allocations on R&D by Funding Department, 2017

Funding Department

GBARD €000's

Percentage

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation

380,572.2

51.5%

Department of Education and Skills

180,438.1

24.4%

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

95,105.0

12.9%

Department of Health

48,697.0

6.6%

Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment

19,571.0

2.6%

Department of Public Expenditure & Reform

6,826.0

0.9%

Department of Culture, Heritage & Gaeltacht

2,463.0

0.3%

Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government

1,510.7

0.2%

Central Bank

1,225.7

0.2%

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

983.0

0.1%

Department of the Taoiseach

908.0

0.1%

Department of Social Protection

782.0

0.1%

Office of Public Works

265.0

0.0%

Grand Total

739,346.6

100.0%