§ Sir David Price
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his Department's planned expenditure on research and development for 1987–88; and what are the main areas of research selected by his Department under the Rothschild principles of the customer-contractor relationship.
§ Mrs. Currie
[pursuant to the reply, 7 April 1987 c. 206]: Planned expenditure in 1987–88 on the main research programmes directly managed by the Department is: 366W
£ million Health, Personal Social Services and Social Security 14.6 NHS Medical Equipment and Supplies 4.2 NHS Information Technology 4.0 NHS Building and Engineering 2.1
No decision has yet been taken as to the future priority areas for research.