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Research And Development

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his Department's planned expenditure on research and development for 1987–88; and what are the main areas of research selected by his Department under the Rothschild principles of the customer-contractor relationship.

The Department plans to spend £217 million on R and D and related work in 1987–88. Details are set out in the Supply Estimates (Class VI, Vote 2, sections C1 and D1).The Department has no in-house R and D facilities. It operates on a customer-contractor basis as far as that is possible on all the work that it funds.