HC Deb 23 April 1968 vol 763 c3W
Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Minister of Power what was the amount spent on research and development in National Coal Board laboratories in the latest year for which figures are available; and what percentage of the coal industry's turnover this represented.

Mr. Freeson

Including capital expenditure£3.7 million in 1966–67, or 0.4 per cent. of turnover.