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Mr. Oaten: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to respond to the Competition Commission's recommendation on the introduction of a local competition test in planning regulations. 
Kevin Brennan: The Government need to consider the wider implications of this recommendation alongside the Competition Commission's (CC) detailed analysis. These are complex issues. I expect to announce my response to the CC 's recommendation on introducing a competition test into the UK planning system in due course.
Mr. Touhig: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the UK's gross domestic product was spent on research and development in science in 2008-09; and what assessment he has made of likely trends in such expenditure in the next three financial years.