§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much his Department spent on research and development in the year 1980–81; and how much it intends to spend in 1981–82.
§ Mr. Wiggin
My Department spent approximately £72 million on research and development in 1980–81 and expects to spend approximately £85 million in 1981–82. The figures include the costs of in-house research and development which are based on notional allocations of the costs of manpower and other resources.