§ Q8. Mr. K. Lewis
asked the Prime Minister if he will list the parts of other Ministries and Government Departments which have now been incorporated in he Ministry of Technology; how many staff are involved; and what will be the estimated cost of the new Ministry.
§ The Prime Minister
The answer to the first part of the Question is the branch of the Department of Education and Science concerned with policy in regard to atomic energy and a small section of the Ministry of Aviation responsible for sponsorship of the electronics industry. The greater part of the existing Headquarters of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, together with most of its stations, and the branch of the Board of Trade concerned with policy in regard to the National Research Development Corporation will, however, be transferred to the Ministry of Technology when the necessary legislation and Statutory Instrument take effect.
In all, the staff involved will number rather more than 5,000, including industrial workers.128W
As regards the last part of the Question, the hon. Member should await the publication of Estimates.