HC Deb 18 November 1957 vol 578 cc14-5
24. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Paymaster General how many scientists are now employed in his Department; and what is his present expenditure on scientific research.

Mr. Maudling

One hundred and sixty-two; expenditure in the current financial year is estimated to be about £1,045,000.

Mr. Hughes

Can the right hon. Gentleman assure us that he has enough scientists to carry out the atomic energy plan?

Mr. Maudling

The responsibility in this country for atomic energy research rests with the Atomic Energy Authority, which is a quite different matter.