HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 c299W
79. Dr. Bray

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much money was provided for the support of civil research and development by his Department in 1989–90 in the 1989 public expenditure review; and how much he now estimates will be spent.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The 1989 Public Expenditure White Paper (Cm 605) indicated that £243 million would be available through the DTI for civil industrial research and development support during 1989–90. Our latest estimates indicate that the take-up of this funding will be approximately £231 million.

Note: these figures apply to DTI support for industrial R and D under the innovation, civil aircraft and aeroengine, and space budgets.