§ Mr. Dickens
asked the Minister of Technology what was the expenditure in 1968–69 and 1969–70 on defence contracts arranged between his Department's research and development establishments and the universities, showing separately the amount attributable to each university.
§ Dr. Ernest A. Davies:
The Ministry has a number of university agreements for the performance of research which may, in general, have both civil and defence applications. The Ministry's total expenditure in 1968–69 on such agreements in the aerospace field (i.e. excluding agreements sponsored by the industrial research establishments which are wholly civil) was approximately £1,170,000. It is not practicable, without disproportionate effort, to identify within this figure the total for agreements sponsored by the R.&D. establishments, but it amounts to about three-quarters of the grand total. The division between universities in 1968–69 is given in the attached table. The corresponding figures for 1969–70 are not yet available: I will write to my hon. Friend when they are to hand.
UNIVERSITY £ Aberdeen 5,430 Aston in Birmingham 20,270 Bath 5,820 Belfast 14,670 Birmingham 61,980 Bradford 10,420 Bristol 12,930 Brunel 2,020 Cambridge 82,760 City 12,660 Cranfield College of Aeronautics 47,250 Dundee 6,070 Durham 6,640 East Anglia 1,620 Edinburgh 9,230 Enfield College of Technology 1,340 Essex 12,080 Exeter 7,930 Glasgow 28,010 Hatfield College of Technology 3,630 Hull 7,320 Keele 4,420 Lancaster 7,200 Leeds 46,060 Leicester 24,040 Liverpool 15,960 London 120,950 Loughborough 41,500 Manchester 111,170 Manchester College of Technology 6,340
UNIVERSITY £ Newcastle 28,240 Nottingham 53,420 Oxford 65,600 Portsmouth College of Technology 5,230 Reading 6,640 Salford 2,390 Sheffield 53,090 Southampton 131,270 Strathclyde 15,000 Surrey 8,200 Sussex 15,760 Wales 39,970 Warwick 7,770 £1,170,300