§ Mr. Walden
The Medical Research Council receives the greater part of its income as an annual grant-in-aid from the Department's science budget. The amounts of that grant-in-aid in each of the past four years are as follows:
Financial Year £ million Cash Terms 1983–84 113.7 1984–85 117.2 1985–86 *122.3 1986–87 *128.3 * Estimated.
In addition, the MRC has a small amount of income for research commissioned by other Government Departments, international organisations and industry. Such income is approximately 5 per cent. of the grant-in-aid.