HC Deb 11 May 1964 vol 695 c13W
43. Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what number of civilian and military personnel is now employed under his direction in work concerned with disarmament; and how many of them are so employed on a full-time basis.

Mr. P. Thomas

One department in the Foreign Office is employed on work concerned with disarmament. It is not, however, the practice to give precise numbers for staff in the Foreign Office. In addition there is consultation with the Ministry of Defence, Treasury, Commonwealth Relations Office and other Government Departments as necessary. The delegation at Geneva consists of eight Foreign Service officials, and a senior representative from the Ministry of Defence. Members of the department and delegation all work on disarmament full time.