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Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how much has been spent by his Department on research in each of the last four years, breaking this sum down into the amounts spent in Scotland, England and Wales, respectively.

Expenditure on research and development by the Department of Industry and its predecessor Departments in the four years 1971–72–1974–75 was as follows:

£m at outturn prices
1971–721972–731973–741974–75 (Provisional)
Records of this expenditure are kept only on a United Kingdom basis, and I regret, therefore, that the breakdown requested is not available.