§ 69. Mr. Worthington
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development countries spend a greater proportion of gross domestic product on civil research and development than the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Forth
The available information is for 1985 and relates to gross expenditure on research and development (R&D), excluding R&D for defence purposes funded by national defence ministries as a percentage of gross domestic product. This showed that the following countries spent a greater proportion than the United Kingdom in 1985.
- Federal Republic of Germany
- United States
Thirteen other OECD member countries spent a smaller proportion than the United Kingdom.