HC Deb 05 March 1963 vol 673 cc24-5W
56. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science whether he is aware of the shortage of money for research as a result of which senior research personnel use part of their time raising funds for their work and what proposals he has for increasing the amount of money available for research in 1963–64.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

Grants in support of research in universities, made by the Research Councils for which my noble Friend is responsible, are designed to support new and promising lines of research. They have increased from £1.4 million in 1959–60 to an estimated £4.5 million in 1962–63. Subject to the approval of Parliament, these funds will again be increased substantially in 1963–64.