HC Deb 17 March 1969 vol 780 cc45-6W
Mr. Woodnutt

asked the Minister of Technology how many people in his Department and in organisations responsible to his Department are employed full-time and part-time on matters connected with civil hovercraft.

Mr. Benn

A total of 101 full-time staff in my Department are engaged at present on civil hovercraft work. The total number so employed by the National Research Development Corporation and its two subsidiaries Hovercraft Development Limited and Tracked Hovercraft Limited is equivalent to 70 full-time staff of whom 60 are engaged on tracked hovercraft work.