§ Mr. Terlezki
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the gross and per capita expenditure on research and development sponsored by the Welsh Office at (a) universities and colleges in Wales and (b) Welsh industries between 1975 and 1985; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Information in the precise form and for the full period requested is not readily available. Expenditure on research and development commissioned by the Welsh Office is given in the following table:
£'000 Total Expenditure on R & D in United Kingdom Industry Expenditure on R & D in United Kingdom Universities and Further Education Establishments 1980–81 825 162 282 1981–82 1,628 154 262 1982–83 1,545 195 292 1983–84 1,587 18 616
Source: Department of Trade and Industry.