§ Mr. Alfred Morris
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what spending per capita on research and development is in each country of the European Community and the EC as a whole.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The latest figures for per capita spending on research and development in the EC are for 1990:
Millions of Current Purchasing Power Parity £ per capita, 1990 £ Belgium 165.66 Denmark 1170.81 France 252.66 Germany 306.78 Greece 119.65 Ireland 58.02 Italy 124.50 Netherlands 193.68 Portugal 119.84 Spain 57.18 United Kingdom 210.60 EC Average 186.90 1 Nearest date to 1990.
Note: Luxembourg is not separately identified in OECD R & D statistics.