HC Deb 29 July 1988 vol 138 c650W
Mr. George

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 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. Maude

[holding answer 28 July 1988]: The available information relates to gross expenditure on research and development including that performed elsewhere in central Government for R and D in total and for R and D in social science and humanities. The figures for total departmental expenditure exclude that on public corporations and are net of receipts. The information is given in the table: