HC Deb 12 February 1973 vol 850 c266W
Mr. William Price

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much money was spent by the Government on medical research in 1972; and what were the figures for 1970 and 1971.

Mrs. Thatcher

Figures for calendar years are not readily available. Total expenditure from Government funds in recent years has been:

Financial year £ million
1969–70 43
1970–71 51.5
1971–72 56