§ 72. Mr. Prentice
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, how many British embassies abroad now have a scientific attaché on their staff; and what proposals he has to increase the number in the near future.
§ 73. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, if he will increase the number of appointments of scientific attaches to British embassies abroad.
§ Mr. H. Nicholls
Four British embassies abroad have a scientific attaché on their staff, namely Washington, Paris, Bonn and Stockholm.
As the House is already aware, Her Majestys' Government propose to appoint a scientific attaché to the British Embassy in Moscow. The choice of a suitable person is now being made.
The appointment of scientific attaches to certain other embassies is under consideration.