HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c189W
Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many full-time equivalent research scientists and engineers are employed in higher education in the United Kingdom, West Germany and Japan.

Mr. Brooke

Data are not available to permit this comparison to be made. However in 1983–84 10,720 academic staff were employed full-time on research in United Kingdom universities only. This excludes substantial numbers of staff spending part of their time on research in universities and staff in polytechnics and other institutions of higher education.