HC Deb 22 February 1938 vol 332 c194
55. Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the total annual grant made from State funds towards scientific research; how this sum is allocated between the various research boards; how the amount spent by this country on research out of State funds compares with the amounts spent on the same objects by other European countries and the United States of America; and whether any reorganisation of these services is contemplated?

Lieut.-Colonel Colville

I am collecting the information asked for in the first two parts of the question and will send it to the hon. Member at an early date. I regret that I am unable to supply comparable figures of expenditure on scientific investigation by other countries. I am not aware that any general reorganisation of State research services is in contemplation.