§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a table showing all money 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. Whitelaw
Information in the form requested is not readily available. The table below shows total estimated expenditure on research and development by the Home Office:
£ million 1974–75 4.012 1975–76 5.485 1976–77 6.877 1977–78 5.947 1978–79 6.804 1979–80 7.198
The figures—which are published each year in the Chief Secretary's Memorandum on the Supply Estimates—cover intra and extra-mural research and staff costs.
Some information about the organisations to which funding is made available is published annually in the Home Office programme of research and the report of Her Majesty's chief inspector of fire services, copies of which are available in the Library of the House.