Closed consultation that set out the background to, and UK participation in, the EU framework programme for research and technological development. It will inform a government strategy paper on UK priorities for the future development of the framework programme from 2014 (FP8). Sought feedback on experiences of current and past framework programmes and what could be improved in the future. Includes and impact assessment. Consultation period ended 4 January 2011. See URN 11/832 for the government response.