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Research

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a table showing all moneys expended by his Department in each year since 1974 on research, showing in each year the organisations to which funding was made available and the titles of the projects funded.

The information readily available concerns outside organisations who have initiated research on projects for which they have received funds from Northern Ireland Departments and is as follows:

DepartmentOrganisationProject1974–751975–761976–771977–781978–79
£££££
AgricultureAgricultural Research InstituteOngoing research projects into aspects of crop and animal production, with special emphasis on means of increasing output from grassland396,800508,700478,900583,900635,000
CommerceNew University of UlsterHeat pump research7,900 2,006
EducationNew University of UlsterSchools cultural studies1,6949,6436,5007,60011,963
Queen's University, BelfastCommunity education pilot scheme7,24845,04016,123
New University of UlsterCommunity actions research and education5,840
Steering Committee on ProjectCommunity worker research3514,808
Queen's University, BelfastCommunity education senior research fellowship4,360
New University of UlsterHome/school links10,269
Manpower ServicesIndustrial Training ServiceWest Belfast unemployment4,8411,039
PA Management Consultants and Industrial Training ServiceMarketing training needs in Northern Ireland27,075
In addition to the above figures some outside research may have been carried out with assistance from Department of Environment (DOE(NI)) and Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS(NI)) but it is not readily identifiable and the amounts are believed to be insignificant.