HC Deb 07 December 1979 vol 975 cc364-6W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a table showing all moneys expended by his Department in each year since 1974 on research, showing in each year the organisations to which funding was made available and the titles of the projects funded.

Mr. Rossi

The information readily available concerns outside organisations who have initiated research on projects for which they have received funds from Northern Ireland Departments and is as follows:

Department Organisation Project 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79
£ £ £ £ £
Agriculture Agricultural Research Institute Ongoing research projects into aspects of crop and animal production, with special emphasis on means of increasing output from grassland 396,800 508,700 478,900 583,900 635,000
Commerce New University of Ulster Heat pump research 7,900 2,006
Education New University of Ulster Schools cultural studies 1,694 9,643 6,500 7,600 11,963
Queen's University, Belfast Community education pilot scheme 7,248 45,040 16,123
New University of Ulster Community actions research and education 5,840
Steering Committee on Project Community worker research 35 14,808
Queen's University, Belfast Community education senior research fellowship 4,360
New University of Ulster Home/school links 10,269
Manpower Services Industrial Training Service West Belfast unemployment 4,841 1,039
PA Management Consultants and Industrial Training Service Marketing training needs in Northern Ireland 27,075
In addition to the above figures some outside research may have been carried out with assistance from Department of Environment (DOE(NI)) and Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS(NI)) but it is not readily identifiable and the amounts are believed to be insignificant.

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