HC Deb 28 July 1988 vol 138 cc598-9W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent by his Department in each of the past five years on social science research; what percentage this constitutes of total departmental expenditure and of the Department's research budget; and how much of the research has been undertaken(a) within his Department, (b) by universities and polytechnics and (c) by independent research organisations.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The available information relates to gross expenditure on research and development including that performed elsewhere in central Government for research and development in total and for social science and humanities. On this basis the figures are in £ million pounded.

1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87
£ million £ million £ million £million £ million
Social science and humanities 1.0 1.0 1.2 2.4 2.2
Percentage of total Department of Transport expenditure (research and development plus social science and humanities) 3.8 per cent. 3.4 per cent. 3.5 per cent. 8.8 per cent. 8.3 per cent.
Social science and humanities within the Department of Transport 0.4 0.4 0.5 1.5 1.6
Social science and humanities within higher education institutions 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Social science and humanities within industrial research associations and non-industrial research institutions 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
Zeros indicate less than £005 million.