HC Deb 23 April 1968 vol 763 cc4-5W
Mr. J. H. Osborn

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

Mr. Freeson

The amount so spent by the electricity supply industry in 1966–67, including capital expenditure, was£9.8 million. This represented between 0.8 and 0.9 per cent. of turnover.