HC Deb 11 June 1979 vol 968 cc23-4W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he intends cutting back on his £474 million research and development programme this year; and, if so, what is his estimate of the number of people who will be unemployed as a result.

Mr. Macfarlane

My right hon. and learned Friend is examining the Department's expenditure plans for 1979–80 and an announcement will be made shortly.