HC Deb 25 October 1973 vol 861 cc674-5W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total Government spending on veterinary research in each of the past five years; and what proportion of this relates to Scotland.

Mrs. Thatcher

Total Government expenditure on veterinary research in the past four years was approximately as follows:

Financial Year £m
1969–70 3.3
1970–71 4.0
1971–72 4.9
1972–73 5.6
(Information for 1968–69 is not readily available)

In 1972–73 over one-third of thi5 expenditure was undertaken in Scotland.

The above figures do not include expenditure in universities and other educational establishments financed from Government funds.