§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for Employment 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. Waddington
[pursuant to his reply, 13 May 1981, c. 292]: In 1981–82 the estimate for expenditure on external research is £543,000 or 0.065 per cent. of the Department of Employment's estimated total expenditure. In 1980.81 expenditure on research was £497,000 or 0.06 per cent. of total expenditure.