§ Mr. Kershaw
asked the Minister of Technology what is the estimated number of scientists and technologists employed in the United Kingdom divided, respectively, between central government, local government, higher education and the private sector.
§ Mr. Cousins
The latest available figures are for the triennial review undertaken in January, 1962. It is estimated that 271,100 scientists and technologists were then employed in the United Kingdom.
Included in this were
Central government (including Armed Forces and U.K. A.E.A.) 26,300 Local government 7,900 Teachers in higher education 18,300 Private sector 149,000
The figures for the 1965 review should be available early next year.