§ 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.