HC Deb 12 December 1984 vol 69 c498W
Mr. Ashdown

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent on electronics research in the last year for which figures are available; and what are the relevant percentages which went to (a) defence and (b) the non-defence areas.

Mr. Pattie

The latest available information shows industry expenditure on research and development in electronics products of £1,221 million in 1981. No information is available on the amount spent for defence.

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