HC Deb 11 July 1962 vol 662 cc147-8W
Mr. Mitchison

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science if he will add a column to Part II of Appendix D of the Annual Report of the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy showing, under the headings in that Part, Government Expenditure on Civil Research as forecast in the Estimates for 1962–63.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

The information is already published in Table VI (Research and Development) of the memorandum to the 1962–63 Estimates published by my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 12th March. This table includes items additional to those published in the Report of the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy, namely those in respect of the Ministry of Aviation, War Office, and Admiralty (with the exception of the grant to Oceanography) and Air Ministry Operational Research. If these are excluded the remaining £45.7 million compares with £42.1 million in 1961–62, in the published Table in the A.C.S.P. Report. This figure, as explained in a footnote also excludes Ministry of Aviation civil expenditure (which cannot be precisely distinguished from its defence expenditure), Atomic Energy Authority expenditure, university expenditure, and Post Office expenditure.

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