HC Deb 29 January 2001 vol 362 c63W
Mr. Salmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spends on research and development in(a) the United Kingdom and (b) Scotland; and if he will break down the Scottish total into (i) DERA's own research and (ii) research funded in academic and non-DERA sites; and what the names of these non-DERA sites are. [147015]

Dr. Moonie

[holding answer 25 January 2001]: The information requested is not held centrally. However, for 1998–99, some £2,096 million defence expenditure was categorised for statistical purposes as "research and development". This would cover work undertaken in MOD (including DERA), industry and universities. I regret that it is not possible to state how much of the total figure represents expenditure in Scotland, as our data do not include a regional breakdown. Nor do available data provide the breakdown of research (or research and development) expenditure between DERA and non-DERA sites in Scotland.

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