§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the expenditure of(a) the Warren Spring Laboratory, (b) the National Engineering Laboratory, 260W (c) the National Physical Laboratory and (d) the Laboratory of the Government Chemist in each year since 1989; what is the projected expenditure for the next three years; and how much income was generated from (i) Government sources outside his Department and (ii) non-Government sources since 1989.
§ Mr. Leigh
Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the chief executives of the four agencies concerned. I have therefore asked Dr. Richard Worswick, Laboratory of Government Chemist; Mr. William Edgar, National Engineering Laboratory; Dr. Peter Clapham, National Physical Laboratory; and Dr. Doug Cormack, Warren Spring Laboratory, to arrange for replies to be given.
Letter from Dr. D. Cormack to Mr. Jim Cousins, dated 10 February 1993:I am replying to your question to the President of the Board of Trade in respect of Warren Spring Laboratory. The figures are as follows:
Vote expenditure £ million 1989–90 10.3 1990–91 11.7 1991–92 12.7 1992–93 13.0 1993–94 13.0 1994–95 14.0 1995–96 14.0
£ million 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 11992–93 Vote income from: OGDs 4.2 5.4 6.8 6.4 Non-Government 1.8 1.9 3.0 3.1 1 The figures for 1992–93 are the latest forecast outturn.
Letter from W. Edgar to Mr. Jim Cousins, dated 12 February 1993:The information you asked for is as follows:
Gross expenditure Income from Government sources ex-cluding DTI Income from non-Government sources £ million £ million £ million Year to 31 March 90—Actual 19.6 0.4 4.0 91—Actual 18.2 0.3 4.3 92—Actual 17.8 0.5 6.1 93—Forecast 23.3 0.5 6.0 94—Projected 23.5 95—Projected 24.5 96—Projected 25.1
I trust this meets your requirements.
Letter from Peter Clapham to Mr. Jim Cousins, dated 11 February 1993:I refer to your recent Parliamentary Question, asking the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the expenditure 261W of (a) the Warren Spring Laboratory, (b) the National Engineering Laboratory, (c) the National Physical Laboratory and (d) the Laboratory of the Government Chemist in each year since 1989; what is the projected expenditure for the next three years and how much income was generated from (i) government sources outside his Department and (ii) non government sources since 1989.I have been asked to reply in respect of the Agency for which I am responsible, the National Physical Laboratory.The historic information requested is as follows:
£ million 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 Expenditure 35 40 44 Income from (i)government sources outside DTI 0.6 0.7 0.6 (ii)non government sources 4.2 4.4 62
The latest published projections of gross expenditure for the current year and the next three years are as follows:
£ million 1992–93(estimated outturn) 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 47 48 53 56
However, it is likely that the projections for 1994–95 and beyond will need to be revised downwards in the light of reductions in the budgets available to our major customers.
Letter from R. D. Worswick to Mr. Jim Cousins, dated 12 February 1993:As Chief Executive I am replying to this question in respect of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist (LGC), an Executive Agency since 30 October 1989.From 1 April 1990 LGC has been subject to net running cost control. It is expected to finance current expenditure (including capital charges) from income from payments by customers, principally Government Departments (including the Department of Trade and Industry), for work commissioned. LGC undertakes work for customers on a full economic cost basis.Against this background, the details you requested about LGC's Vote Expenditure and Receipts are as follows:
Table 1: Expenditure £ million 1989–90 10.2 1990–91 11.0 1991–92 12.8 1992–93 16.5 1993–94 16.7 1994–95 17.5 1995–96 17.3
Table 2: Receipts Government sources outside DTI £ million Non-Government sources £ million 1989–90 7.0 0.6 1990–91 7.8 1.0 1991–92 7.1 1.0 1992–931 7.2 1.0 Note: 1 The figures for 1992–93 are based on the latest income forecasts for the present financial year.
I hope this information is helpful.