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Research And Development

Volume 173: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the amount of money manufacturing industry spends on research and development, excluding military research, in the United Kingdom and its major industrial competitors.

Collection of separate figures for United Kingdom non-military research and development performed by manufacturing industry began only this year, relating to calendar year 1989. An analysis of the returns, prepared by the Central Statistical Office, is scheduled to he published during 1991. Data in the form requested are not available for the United Kingdom's major industrial competitors.