HC Deb 27 November 1985 vol 87 c587W
29. Mr. Brandon-Bravo

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total expenditure of his Department on science and technology in 1984–85; and how this compares with the figure for 1979–80.

Mr. Butcher

Expenditure on scientific and technological assistance and on support for investment in innovation in 1984–85 was £416 million. This compares with £143 million in 1979–80.