HC Deb 08 December 1971 vol 827 c323W
Mr. Dell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what requirements he imposes regarding the completion of non-departmental research projects which he finances, whether he is satisfied these requirements are adhered to; whether there is non-productive expenditure; and how much.

Mr. Maudling

Each non-departmental research project is the subject of a negotiated contract or agreement, including requirements in regard to completion. Reports are required on all projects. I am satisfied that these conditions are fulfilled; and, although the results of research vary in value, I do not regard any of the expenditure incurred as nonproductive.