§ 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.