§ Dr. Starkey
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to her answer of 14 May 1998,Official Report, columns 189–90, what percentage of applications from men, in relation to each of the research councils, was successful for (a) project grants, (b) programme grants, (c) special grants intended for new investigators, (d) studentships and (e) fellowships, in 1997 and in each of the two previous years. 
§ Mr. Battle
The available data are shown in the table.
In answer to my hon. Friend's previous question on 14 May 1998, Official Report, columns 189–90, the figure for the percentage of applications from women who were successful for Medical Research Council fellowships for 1996 was wrongly stated. The figure should be 13 per cent., not 34 per cent.