§ Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Minister of Power, what was the amount spent on research and development in the gas industry's laboratories in the latest year for which figures are available; and what percentage of turnover this represented.
§ Mr. Freeson
The amount so spent by the gas industry in 1966–67, including capital expenditure, was£4.2 million. This represented 0.8 per cent. of turnover.