§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list(a) in cash terms and (b) deflated according to an appropriate index of higher education pay and prices the spending on health and personal social services research in each year from 1979 to the most recent year which his Department has funded in universities, polytechnics and other related institutions.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Spending on health and personal social services research in England and Wales for 1989–90, the latest for which outturn figures are available, was £15.4 million.
Information for earlier years has been published in the Cabinet Office annual review of Government-funded research and development, copies of which are available in the Library.