HC Deb 18 December 1968 vol 775 cc423-4W
Mr. Marples

asked the Minister of Technology if he will list all Government

Name Location Year of Origin QSE Other Staff Estimated Net Cost 1968–69 (£000s)
Fire Research Station Borehamwood 1946 28 136 129
Forest Products Research Laboratory Princes Risborough 1927 36 145 331
Hydraulics Research Laboratory Wallingford 1947 37 184 117
Institute of Advanced Machine Tool and Control Technology Birniehill (Glasgow) 1967 5 3 65
Laboratory of the Government Chemist London (outstations at Bristol Glasgow, Liverpool, Gosport, Cyprus, Germany (BAOR) and Singapore) 1911 103 284 743
National Engineering Laboratory East Kilbride (Glasgow) 1947 179 721 2,240
National Physical Laboratory… Teddington, Feltham and Hythe (Hants.) 1900 424 1,241 4,836
Torry Research Station Aberdeen (also Humber Laboratory at Hull) 1929 33 177 415
Warren Spring Laboratory Stevenage (also Scottish Office in Glasgow) 1959 91 328 1,132
Water Pollution Research Laboratory Stevenage 1939 47 139 354
Name Location Year of Origin
Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment Boscombe Down 1917
Aircraft Torpedo Development Unit Helston 1942
Explosives Research and Development Establishment Waltham Abbey 1560
National Gas Turbine Establishment Pyestock 1946
Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough (outstations at Bedford, West Freugh, Llanbedr, Aberporth and Larkhill). 1905
Rocket Propulsion Establishment Westcott, Bucks 1946
Royal Radar Establishment Malvern (outstation at Pershore) 1942
Signals Research and Development Establishment Christchurch. Hants. 1943

Provision is made in the 1968–69 Estimates for a total staff of 18,990 at the Aerospace R&D Establishments, including approximately 1,900 Qualified Scientists and Engineers. The provision for net

research establishments showing the location and date they were originally established, showing for each the total staff both qualified engineers and scientists and others, and the cost to public funds of each establishment during the current financial year.

Mr. Benn:

Information about Ministry of Technology establishments is given in the tables below.

total expenditure is £45 million. It would not be in the public interest to publish precise figures of the staff and annual expenditure of each individual establishment.

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