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Research And Development

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how much has been spent on research and development within each sector of manufacturing industry in each of the past four years.

Inquiries have been made into the research and development expenditure of industry only once in every three years. The latest available statistics relate to 1975 and are as follows:

INDUSTRIAL EXPENDITURE ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN 1975 (IN-HOUSE ONLY)
£ million
Chemicals and allied products245·4
Mechanical engineering103·4
Electronics279·0
Other electrical engineering73·0
Motor vehicles88·3
Aerospace291·5
Other manufacturing212·8
1,293·4
Source: Business Monitor MO 14 for 1975.