HC Deb 17 March 1982 vol 20 c111W
Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Prime Minister how much is spent by the Ministry of Defence on research in United Kingdom institutions of higher education; and what proportion this represents of the total spent by all Government Departments on research in such institutions.

The Prime Minister

The Ministry of Defence spent £3 million on research and development within universities and higher education establishments in the financial year 1978–79. This represented 1.2 per cent. of the gross central Government expenditure on research and development within these establishments.