§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of funds allocated for research by the Social Science Research Council goes to Scotland; and of this total how much is spent on projects with a Scottish theme.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
As my hon. Friend stated in reply to a similar Question by the hon. Member on 5th February, the proportion of funds allocated in recent years by the Social Science Research Council for research in Scotland varied from 9 to 13 per cent. between 1969–70 and 1971–72. Information for 1972–73 is not yet available. At 31st March 1973 the value of Social Science Research Council projects in progress at Scottish institutions and on Scottish themes was £208,894.