HC Deb 09 February 1984 vol 53 c697W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of his Department's research and development expenditure goes to private industry.

Mr. Lee

Provision in the defence budget for research and development for 1983–84 stands at £1,982 million. Of this, 64 per cent. is planned to be spent in private industry.

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