HC Deb 24 February 1969 vol 778 cc218-9W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the sum spent by his Department in each of the last three years on investigations into aspects of crime and its prevention; and what trained staff he has available for such investigation.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

If my hon. Friend is referring to the Police Research and Development Branch of the Home Office, its annual budget for 1966–67 and 1967–68 was, respectively, £49,000 and £153,000; and for 1968–69 I expect it to be £240,000. The establishment of the Branch at present consists of 29 scientists, 9 senior police officers, 3 specialist advisers and 4 technicians.