§ Mr. Awdry
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what was the cost of running British Government research establishments in the financial year 1968–69 in £ sterling per qualified researcher, showing each establishment separately.
§ Mrs. Hart
The following table shows the estimated net cost, per qualified scientist and engineer (as defined in Cmnd. 3417), of running individual Government research establishments in 1968–69. The figures exclude expenditure on items of capital equipment. It would not be in the public interest to reveal details in respect of individual defence research establishments.
GOVERNMENT RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENTS Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland £ East Craigs 4,659 Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory 6,214 Marine Laboratory. 14,300 Forestry Commission Forestry Research Stations 21,711 Home Office Central Research Establishment 7,789 Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Veterinary Laboratories and Investigation Centres 9,234 Sea Fisheries Research 11,956
Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory 8,000 Infestation Control Laboratory 3,364 Plant Pathology 5,884 Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew 18,858 Ministry of Overseas Development Anti-Locust Research Centre 7,769 Tropical Pesticides Headquarters and Information Unit 6,049 Tropical Products Institute 9,746 Tropical Pesticides Research Unit 6,167 Ministry of Power Safety in Mines Research Establishment 9,615 Gas Standards Branch — Ministry of Public Building and Works Building Research Station 6,742 Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh 37,500 Ministry of Transport Road Research Laboratory 13,123 Ministry of Technology Research and Development Establishments 15,609 Ministry of Defence Research and Development Establishments 25,310