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Hill And Upland Research And Development

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much Government money was allocated to hill and upland research and development in Scotland during 1979; what were the corresponding amounts for the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

The following table table shows the grants paid to the Hill Farming Research Organisation by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland in the financial year 1978–79 and in each of the 10 preceding years for hill and upland research and development in Scotland.The other Scottish agricultural research institutes and the Scottish agricultural colleges carry out work relating to hill and upland farming but separate costs cannot be isolated.

YearCurrent expenditureCapital expenditureTotal £000
1978–79988·3125·21,113·5
1977–78845·693·7939·3
1976–77770·0151·1921·1
1975–76667·0121·9788·9
1974–75508·0167·9675·9
1973–74381·9124·1506·0
1972–73303·0245·7548·7
1971–72251·0195·9446·9
1970–71203·8154·5358·3
1969–70158·056·0214·0
1968–69133·020·3153·3