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Scientific Research And Development

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 26 November 1997

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much money was spent or is budgeted to be spent on scientific research and development in each of the last 10 financial years; and how much is budgeted to be spent in 1997–98. [17423]

The Department's total research and development expenditure for each of the last 10 financial years is set out as follows, together with the budgeted expenditure for 1997–98.

Year£ million
1996–87118.3
1987–88113.8
1988–89115.0
1989–90112.2
1990–91119.1
1991–92121.5
1992–93132.9
1993–94135.0
1994–95137.2
1995–96139.7
1996–97137.4
1997–981 146.3
1Budgeted figure.