HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 c259W
Mr. Model

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his Department's budget for external research for each of the years 1976–77, 1977–78 and 1978–79 (a) as a total and (b) broken down into subtotals relating to trends, industrial relations and other broad policy areas.

Mr. John Grant

Provision has been made in the Department's Estimates for the expenditure of £473,000 on external research in 1976–77 of which £223,000 will be available for research commissioned from the Medical Research Council and £250,000 for other research. Expenditure on other research has been provisionally estimated as follows:

(a) Manpower and employment 90,000
(b) Race relations 22,000
(c) Industrial relations 24,000
(d) Incomes 30,000
(e) Job satisfaction 84,000

No firm figures can yet be given for 1977–78 and 1978–79, but it is hoped that it will be possible to maintain total expenditure on external research at a similar level.