HC Deb 24 July 1998 vol 316 c750W
Mr. Alan W. Williams

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his announcement on the Comprehensive Spending Review, on 14 July 1998,Official Report, columns 187–211, if he will publish a table listing expenditure on science, research and development for each Government department and the total for (a) 1998–99, (b) 1999–2000, (c) 2000–01 and (d) 2001–02. [51846]

Mr. Darling

[holding answer 23 July 1998]: Figures of Government Departments' plans for expenditure in 1998–99 on science, engineering and technology and on research and development are published in Tables 2.1 and 3.1 respectively of 'Science, engineering and technology statistics 1998' (Cm 4006 Department of Trade and Industry and Office of Science and Technology). Copies are available in the Library of the House. Provisional figures for the following three years will be available later this year.