§ 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 (provisional) (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.