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Social Science Research Council

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of state for Education and science if

GRANTS HELD ON 30TH SEPTEMPER 1976 BY
Main subjectNumberAmount
£
(a) Council member—
Management150,597
Psychology163,598
(b) Committee members (excluding any awards before assumption of office)—
Anthropology412,492
5,577
2,153
3,869
Computing1509
Economics256,985
17,077
Economics and Social History434,556
20,200
7,072
16,344
Education114,992
Management239,163
99,267
Political Science211,512
10,500
Psychology215,029
11,338
Sociology122,086
Statistics17,544

she will list ( a) the total grants made by the Social Science Research Council in each year since 1965, ( b) the grants made by the Social Science Research Council, by subject and amount, which have been given to members of the Council, or its committees, as principal investigators or other leading participants in these project in each year since 1965 and ( c) the total grants given by the Social Science Research Council to members of the Council, or its committees, as a percentage of the total grants given by the Council in each year since 1965.

The answer to the first part of the Question is as follows:

Financial Yeartotal £'000
1965–66158
1966–67216
1967–68316
1968–69585
1969–70856
1970–711,137
1971–721,575
1972–732,044
1973–742,038
1974–752,460
1975–763,069
Answers to the second and third parts for the whole of the period since 1965 could not be provided without disproportionate expenditure of time and effort. Available information is as follows:

The Council estimates that, in terms of expenditure in the financial year 1975–76, the proportion in the last part of the Question was 6·3 per cent.