HC Deb 31 January 1956 vol 548 cc89-90W
8. Mr. John Hall

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of they Council, for how long the office of the Director of the National Physical Laboratory has been vacant; and what is the salary of the post.

Mr. Bevins

Sir Edward Bullard vacated the Directorship on 31st December last. Dr. R. L. Smith-Rose was appointed Acting Director as from 1st January, 1956, and will serve until Sir Edward Bullard's successor is in post. I expect that an announcement of the new Director will be made in a matter of weeks. The present salary is £3,250 per annum.