HC Deb 23 June 1975 vol 894 c33W
Mrs. Winifred Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how much has been spent by his Department on research in each of the last four years, breaking this sum down into the amounts spent in Scotland, England and Wales, respectively.

Mr. Deakins

Expenditure on research and development by the Department of Trade in the four years 1971–72–1974–75 was as follows:

£'000 at outturn prices
1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 (Provisional)
305 417 392 398

Records of this expenditure are not kept on a country basis, and I regret, therefore, that the breakdown requested is not available.