HC Deb 25 July 1956 vol 557 cc52-3W
Mr. Skeffington

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what are the present staff numbers for the radiochemical, high polymers, corrosion of metals, organic and microbiology groups, respectively, in the Chemical Research Laboratory of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; what were the numbers in 1953; and what expansion is proposed for each of these groups by 1959.

Mr. Bevins

The staff allocated to these sections of the Chemical Research Laboratory is shown below.

It is expected that the total staff of the Laboratory will be increased by a further 12 by 1959. Their grading and disposition will depend on the circumstances of the time.