HC Deb 15 July 1969 vol 787 c83W
Mr. Marples

asked the Minister of Technology in what ways the organisation of the contracts division of his Department has been altered since the description given of it in paragraphs 21 and 22 of the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into certain contracts made with Bristol Siddeley Limited.

Mr. Benn

Paragraphs 21 and 22 of the report did not mention the existence of the Directorate of Administration—set up in its present form in 1965—the third Directorate of Contracts—set up in November, 1967—or the Directorate of Patents, which is of long standing. This structure has not required significant alteration beyond the strengthening of the staff involved, since the report was published.