HC Deb 26 March 1956 vol 550 c159W
28. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Supply why the civil staff employed in his Department increased by 185 between 1st October, 1955, and 1st January, 1956.

Mr. Erroll

The increase arose from the continued expansion of the defence research and development effort and from the need for more supervisory and inspection staff on defence production in the Royal ordnance factories and in industry.