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Research (Cost)

Volume 437: debated on Monday 5 May 1947

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will make a statement setting out the present approximate expenditure of the Government directly and indirectly on scientific research and development work in this country, including medical, agricultural, industrial and defence research.

The estimates for 1947–48 provide for expenditure on research of all kinds of about £68,000,000. In addition, a substantial part of the grant of nearly £12,000,000 to universities is spent on research.