§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much of his health budget is spent on research in Wales as a percentage and as a cash sum; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Grist
[holding answer 25 May 1989]: The 1989–90 health and personal social services research and development budget of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health, which includes projects for England and Wales, has been increased to £19.02 million. Expenditure by my Department in 1989–90 will exceed £1 million and amount to approximately 0.08 per cent. of provision for the National Health Service in Wales.