HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 cc720-1
50. Mr. Bossom

asked the Lord President of the Council how much was appropriated by the Government in 1938–39 for research work in connection with the building industry; and whether he intends increasing the amount appropriated for research in the post-war years.

The Lord President of the Council (Mr. Attlee)

During the financial year 1938–39 the gross expenditure by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research on building research was £9,928. Since then there has been a considerable increase in the amount spent on building research, the estimate for the current year being £110,100. There is likely to be further substantial increase in the future as soon as staff and facilities can be provided.

Mr. Bossom

Could the right hon. Gentleman provide a list showing the amount provided by the Government and the amount provided by industry?

Mr. Attlee

Not without notice.

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