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Medical Research

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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59.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total amount of public money devoted to medical research since 1979.

The information is as follows:

Financial year£ million
1979–8091·8
1980–81108·1
1981–82143·7
1982–83151·6
1983–84159·3
1984–85162·6
1985–86169·2
1986–87176·4
The figures shown for the years 1979–80 and 1980–81 are on a different basis from those shown for later years. Before 1981–82 figures exclude the Health Department's commissioning funds for biomedical research because these figures cannot be identified separately. In 1981–82 these funds were transferred to the Medical Research Council and are included in that year and the subsequent years shown.The figures include the Medical Research Council's grant-in-aid and expenditure on medical research by the DHSS and the Scottish Home and Health Department.Expenditure on medical research in universities and medical schools is excluded. Information about such expenditure is not collected.