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Science Budget

Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how the science budget for 1980–81 will be divided between the recipient bodies.

I have accepted the recommendation of the advisory board for the research councils that the science budget in 1980–81, for which the provision planned by the Government and announced in Cmnd. 7746 is just over £300 million, should, subject to approval by Parliament of the Estimates in due course, be allocated as follows:

£ million (1979 survey prices)
Agricultural Research Council27·1
Medical Research Council50·9
Natural Environment Research Council34·4
Science Research Council165·5
Social Science Research Council14·7
British Museum (Natural History)5·0
Royal Society2·6