§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the respective amounts spent on energy research in the United Kingdom; and what percentage is spent in Scotland.421W
§ Mr. Eadie
Expenditure for which my right hon. Friend has responsibility—including that of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority in direct support of the power programme plus fusion—on energy research and development will amount to some £106 million gross in the current financial year. Of this some 20 to 25 per cent. will be spent in Scotland.
§ Dr. John A. Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what progress has been made with the preparation of a research and development strategy by the Department of Energy; and if he will make a statement.