HC Deb 18 March 1982 vol 20 cc180-1W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Prime Minister how much has been spent on research and development for each of the last 10 years at constant prices; if she will break the figures down to show the amounts spent on defence, education, science and technology, energy, agriculture, health, environment and social objectives; and if she will give the comparable figures for each of the European Economic Community countries, the United States of America and Japan.

The Prime Minister

The data requested—in terms of expenditure by central Governments using broadly similar objectives—are available in the Library of the House in section 4 of a publication of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development entitled "Science and Technology Indicators—Basic Statistical Series"—volume A (ref—DSTI/SPR/81.28). A companion document—volume B of the same title (ref—DSTI/SPR/82.05) details gross national expenditure but with no analysis by objectives.

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