asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are his forecasts of expenditure at 1974 survey prices in the years 1974–75 to 1978–79 by the Agricultural Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the National Environment Research Council, the Science Research Council, the Social Science Research Council, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Society, respectively, out of the totals for Research Councils &c. given in Command Paper No. 5879.
Figures for 1974–75 were shown in the Public Expenditure White Paper. Comparable figures for 1975–76 at 1974 survey prices are as follows:
|* Excludes certain operating costs borne by the Department of the Environment.|