HC Deb 19 December 1984 vol 70 cc249-50W
Mr. Bulmer

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what resources are being devoted by his Department to the research and development of technical ceramics.

Mr. Trippier

The Department expects to spend about £1.5 million in the current financial year in support of research and development on technical ceramics. Of this sum, approximately £500,000 will be in industrial companies, £450,000 in the Department's own laboratories and £550,000 at other research establish-ments. Expenditure next year is expected to exceed £2 million, of which more than £900,000 will be in industry.