HC Deb 07 May 1962 vol 659 cc13-4W
Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education what is the establishment of the research branch in his Department.

Sir D. Eccles

The current authorised complement of my Department's Research and Intelligence Branch, which includes the Ministry's Library and Information Department, is:

  • 3 Administrative Officers (1 Under-Secretary part-time, 1 Assistant Secretary, 1 Principal);
  • 14
  • 1 Librarian;
  • 5 Information Officers;
  • 24 Executive and Clerical Staff.
Other branches of the Ministry, for example, the Architects and Building Branch and the Schools Branch, are actively concerned with research and development in their own spheres. Three of Her Majesty's Inspectors are at present engaged full-time on research activities and a rather larger number part-time.