HC Deb 19 June 1964 vol 696 c227W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for strengthening the Hydrographer's Department of the Royal Navy, in view of the increased importance of oceanography.

Mr. Hay

During the last two years the staff of the Hydrographic Department engaged on oceanography has been steadily strengthened. A further expansion is now taking place as a result of Polaris. These measures when completed will increase the staff devoted to oceanography to a total of 30.