§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report details of the science Vote and University Grants Committee research and development expenditure out of money provided by his Department in each year since 1976 for each research council and each sector undertaking work and the proportion spent within Scotland and in other parts of the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Brooke
I have been asked to reply.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to his related question on 25 April at columns 471–72. That answer encompassed Scotland in addition to England and Wales, as the activities supported by the Department's science budget through the research councils cover the United Kingdom. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland has no responsibility for funding work supported by the science budget, nor for any part of the grants to universities through the University Grants Committee.