§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the Minister of Technology what will be the monetary saving in planned expenditure on Indus- 102W trial research in his Department's civil establishments in Scotland resulting from the decisions announced in Command Paper No. 3515; and why this saving will be accompanied by an increase in staff.
§ Mr. Benn
The monetary saving in planned expenditure other than on staff at the Ministry's industrial research stations in Scotland in 1968–69 will be £17,000. Within the overall standstill, additional staff are required for the priority tasks of manning the newly created Institute of Advanced Machine Tool and Control Technology, and improving the services provided by the National Engineering Laboratory to the engineering industry.