HC Deb 24 November 1983 vol 49 cc239-40W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Prime Minister if she will publish in the Official Report details of the total spending on research by the Cabinet Office for each year since 1974, together with the latest year for which figures are available, expressed at constant prices, and specify what proportion was expended with the relevant research council on the customer-contractor principle, what proportion was expanded directly and what proportion was placed in the private sector.

Mr. Biffen

I have been asked to reply.

There has been no expenditure on research by the Cabinet Office since 1974.