HC Deb 25 January 1966 vol 723 cc55-6W
Mr. Biffen

asked the Minister of Technology what percentage changes, compared with the previous year, were represented by the figures of increases in the number of submissions of inventions and proposals for development projects received from private individuals, from firms in industry, and from universities, respectively, and of the decrease in those received from Government Departments given in the Annual Report of the National Research Development Corporation for 1964–65.

Mr. Cousins

Private individuals and firms, plus 32 per cent.; Universities—United Kingdom and overseas—plus 34 per cent.; Government Departments and Research Councils, minus 4 per cent. As stated in the Sixteenth Annual Report of N.R.D.C., separate figures for private firms and private individuals are not avaliable for 1963–64.