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Social Research

Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the organisations known to him which fund social research in the United Kingdom.

The following is a list of the major organisations in the public sector which are known to fund social and economic research. I regret that a corresponding list for the private sector which would be both accurate and comprehensive could not readily be compiled.

Government Departments

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Civil Service Department.

Ministry of Defence.

Department of Education and Science

Department of Employment.

Department of Energy.

Department of the Environment.

Office of Fair Trading.

Department of Health and Social Security.

Home Office.

Department of Industry.

Overseas Development Administration.

Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.

Public Record Office.

Scottish Office:

Scottish Development Department.

Scottish Economic Planning Department.

Scottish Education Department.

Scottish Home and Health Department.

Department of Trade.

Department of Transport.


Welsh Office.

Other Organisations

Medical Research Council, Social Science Research Council, University Grants Committee—all these bodies are grant-aided by the Department of Education and Science.

Local authorities, local education authorities and area health authorities