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Industrial Research Associations

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the amount paid in 1974 in Government grants to industrial research associations in Scotland and England, respectively.

In 1974 grants totalling £2,100,000 were paid to 28 industrial research associations. Twenty-seven are based in England, although two have laboratories in Scotland and one in Northern Ireland. Support by means of grants is being discontinued in favour of the letting of contracts for specific work. This change began in 1974 and is expected to be completed in 1975.