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Research And Development

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the total Government expenditure on research and development in each year since 1979 in cash terms and at constant prices.

The table lists the expenditure (in cash and constant prices) by Government on research and development as defined in the annual review of Government funded research and development 1992. Information on expenditure on this basis is not available before 1982–83.

YearCash (£ million)Constant prices1 (£ million)Deflator (per cent.)
1982–833,476·05,783·760·2
1983–843,725·05,920·162·9
1984–853,960·05,989·866·1
1985–864,248·36,093·269·7
1986–874,258·05,916·772·0
1987–884,304·65,669·975·9
1988–894,382·05,380·181·4
1989–904,629·45,333·386·8
1990–914,826·85,148·493·8
YearCash (£ million)Constant prices1 (£ million)Deflator (Per cent.)
1991–925,069·75,069·7100·0
1992–9325,394·35,211·9103·5
1993–9435,442·05,117·3106·3
1 Base year 1991–92.
2 Estimated otturn.
3 Planned expenditure.