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Departmental Research (Expenditure)

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total identifiable expenditure on research by his Department in each year since 1979; what proportion was awarded on a customer-contractor basis; and what proportion of his total departmental budget was expended on research for each year.

Details of the proportion of research awarded on a customer-contractor basis are not held centrally and could not he obtained without disproportionate cost. The information shown in the table relates to research and development. Variations in the percentages shown in column 3 are attributable in part to changes in the scope and classification of departmental expenditure.

(1)(2)(3)
YearAmount spent on research and development(2) as percentage of total Home Office cash limited expenditure or equivalent
£ million
1979–806·11·43
1980–818·71·48
1981–8211·21·75
1982–8312·21·77
1983–8412·71·59
1984–8513·21·56
1985–8613·71·50
1986–8713·31·28
1987–8814·21·24
1988–89113·30·98
1 Provisional.