HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 c280W
82. Sir H. Legge-Bourke

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied with the opportunities now available for university students to read meteorology, and that the supply of graduates in this subject is sufficient to meet the requirements of Government Departments; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Crosland

Five universities at present offer opportunities for specialised study of meteorology, and further developments, I understand, are being actively considered in consultation with the Meteorological Office. Graduates in mathematics and physics are also suitable for this work, but there is a general shortage of well-qualified people in these disciplines. Questions relating to the staffing of the Government's meteorological services are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence.