§ 58. Mr. Skeffington
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what staff and how much finance was allocated to research into the bacterial breakdown of aromatic compounds during 1954; and how these figures compare with the years 1952 and 1953.
§ Mr. Bevins
Five scientific officers have been engaged on research into the bacterial breakdown of aromatic compounds during the last three years, although they were not all employed on this work for the whole period. The cost was about £3,000 in 1952, £7,200 in 1953 and £6,800 in 1954.