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Medical Research Council

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the total amount paid in grants by the Medical Research Council in each of the past five years for which figures are available; what is his estimate of the grants that will be paid by the Medical Research Council in the current year and in 1980–81; what is the value of each year's allocations at 1979 survey prices; and if he will make a statement.

The total amounts paid in grants by the Medical Research Council for the last five years, together with the estimated figures for 1979–80 and 1980–81, in cash terms and at 1979 survey prices, are as follows:

Actual Expenditure £ millionsEquivalent at 1979 Survey Prices £ millions
1974–7510·217·7
1975–7613·918·3
1976–7715·818·0
1977–7815·416·9
1978–7916·516·8
1989–80*22·220·6
1980–81not available20·9
* Estimated