HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 c1311
6. Mr. Cobb

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many physicists and engineers of B.Sc. standard or better employed by his Department, were engaged on telecommunications research and development, respectively, for 12 months ended June 1937 and 1945, respectively.

Mr. Alexander

The overall numbers employed during the two periods mentioned were 55 and 400 respectively. The numbers engaged on research and on development respectively vary continually according to requirements. I regret, therefore, that it is not practicable to assess the numbers thus engaged.

Mr. Cobb

Can the First Lord say how much of the resulting work has been made available to the Post Office?

Mr. Alexander

If my hon. Friend wants me to get on to that aspect of the matter I must have notice.