§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
asked the Prime Minister whether the first of the annual reviews of research and development announced in Cmnd. 8591 has yet been completed and if it will be published.
§ The Prime Minister
The first review has been completed. It has concentrated on the assembly of consistent information on Government R and D expenditures, thus laying a foundation for more detailed analyses in future reviews. Cmnd. 8591 contained no commitment to publish the annual reviews, but the Government have decided that it would be helpful to do so. The 1983 review is therefore being published today, and copies have been placed in the Library of the House.