§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total of Government spending on medical research in each of the past five years; and what proportion of this relates to Scotland.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
Total Government expenditure on medical research in the past five years was approximately as follows:
Financial Year £m 1968–69 37 1969–70 43 1970–71 51.5 1971–72 55 1972–73 65.5
In 1972–73 about 12 per cent. of the total expenditure was undertaken in Scotland.