HC Deb 16 April 1986 vol 95 cc415-6W
Mr. Warren

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the expected expenditure on Government and civil funded research and development as a percentage of gross domestic product in the current year and in each of the next three financial years.

Mr. Butcher

There are no projections available for the non-Government private sector; the latest data are for 1983.

Estimates of Research and Development expenditure by the Government have been prepared for years up to 1987–88. The available information is given in the table.

Research and Development Expenditure by Government as a Percentage of Gross Domestic Product
1985–86 1986–87 1987–88
All Government expenditure Percentage of gross domestic product 1.32 1.28 1.21
Government expenditure on civil Research and Development Percentage of gross domestic product 0.64 0.64 0.59


Research and Development data—Department of Trade and Industry. Gross Domestic Product, Central Statistical Office and HM Treasury projections (consistent with the 1986 Financial Statement and Budget Report).

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