HC Deb 14 March 1978 vol 946 cc131-2W
50. Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of the grants made by her Department towards research work is paid to work undertaken in Wales.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

About 5 per cent.—£18 million—of my Department's expenditure on research and development in 1976–77 was undertaken in Wales. My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales has his own programme of educational research covering the primary and secondary sector of education.