§ Mr. Henderson
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the combined total amount of money is from public sources paid in each year to the United Kingdom Information Service, previously called the Chemical Society Research Unit in Information, Dissemination and Retrieval.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The following are the sums which have been awarded to the United Kingdom Chemical Information Service by the former office of Scientific and Technical Information and by the British Library, of which that office has been part since 1973. They relate to research by the service itself and its technical support to other research. I cannot answer for other possible sources of public funds.
£000 1966–67 6.7 1967–68 56.0 1968–69 — 1969–70 20.5 1970–71 137.1 1971–72 55.0 1972–73 164.4 1973–74 43.7 1974–75 11.5 1975–76 14.7