§ 17. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science to what extent the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research is being strengthened on a regional basis by the recruitment of 86W officers to improve communications between science and management.
§ Mr. Denzil Freeth
Both branch offices of the Department in Edinburgh and Cardiff have been strengthened recently and six regional technical information centres are now in operation in Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Portsmouth. A seventh centre in Leeds is in the process of being set up.