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Science And Technology

Volume 87: debated on Wednesday 27 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total expenditure of his Department on science and technology in 1984–85; and how this compares with the figure for 1979–80.

Expenditure on scientific and technological assistance and on support for investment in innovation in 1984–85 was £416 million. This compares with £143 million in 1979–80.