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Volume 939: debated on Friday 18 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make an allocation to science from her Department's share of the additional expenditure on construction in 1978–79 announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 26th October.

I have allocated £4 million to the science budget to be spent on new capital work in 1978–79 and expect very shortly to settle the precise distribution between the recipients. This sum is additional to the £4 million increase in the science budget for 1978–79 which I announced recently.