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Research

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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

The expenditure on research by the Department of Health and Social Security in each of the last four years was:

£ million
1971–728·2
1972–7310·2
1973–7415·7
1974–75(provisional)17·7

table showing male and female unemployed in each planning region of the United Kingdom and the number of vacancies notified to his Department.

Following is the information for June 1975:The major part of these sums was spent in England: any question of the incidence of research expenditure in Scotland or Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for those countries.