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Research

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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.

All research and development which the Department funds, with the exception of research funded by the MAFF grant in aid at the royal botanic gardens, is on a customer-contractor basis. The detailed information requested is as follows:

Financial YearMAFF Expenditure on Research and Development (£ million)Percentage of Research and Development awarded on Customer/Contractor BasisPercentage of Total MAFF Budget Expended on Research and Development
1979–8066·297·417·7
1980–8183·097·315·5
1981–82106·896·719·9
1982–83113·997·519·6
1983–84118·697·622·2
1984–85119·496·621·8
1985–86118·496·322·3
1986–87118·395·0922·7
1987–88113·895·325·8
11988–89115·095·023·9
11989–90114·094·822·0
1 Provisional.
Departmental budget is net expenditure, as published in the appropriation account, for which the Minister is the accounting officer.