§ 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.53W
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.