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Research And Development

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services 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.

[pursuant to the reply, 7 April 1987 c. 206]: Planned expenditure in 1987–88 on the main research programmes directly managed by the Department is:

£ million
Health, Personal Social Services and Social Security14·6
NHS Medical Equipment and Supplies4·2
NHS Information Technology4·0
NHS Building and Engineering2·1
No decision has yet been taken as to the future priority areas for research.