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Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science 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 organization to which funding was made available and the title of the projects funded.

The expenditure on research incurred directly by my Department and by the research councils from funds provided by my Department was as follows:telephone calls have been received. My hon. Friend should appreciate, however, that, in the Department's experience, direct approaches are generally made only by a minority which is not satisfied with the answers received from head teachers or local education authorities. My hon. Friend may feel that this matter might be better pursued, if he so desires, in discussion. I am sure that my noble Friend the Minister of State would be willing to see him.