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Research Funding

Volume 129: debated on Tuesday 15 March 1988

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53.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has on Government funding of academic and academically related research in France, Germany and the United Kingdom as a percentage of gross domestic product at the latest available common date.

The information for 1982, the latest available common date, is contained in the following table:

Percentage
United Kingdom0·38
Germany0·49
France0·44
Netherlands0·63
United States of America0·31
Japan0·25

Source: ABRC Science Policy Study No. 2—An International Comparison of Government Funding of Academic and Academically Related Research. October 1986.