The Government’S Productivity Plan

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:11 pm on 28th February 2017.

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Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Conservative, Bedford 4:11 pm, 28th February 2017

The hon. Lady has talked a lot about the targets for how much we invest in R and D, but does she appreciate that there are other points of view that say that it is about the way we account for our R and D investment? If we look at the type of investments that we make in the UK, we see that the comparison between us and other countries is much more favourable. It is not just about the quantum of our investments but about the returns on those investments.