§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many qualified scientists and engineers were employed by the Ministry of Defence on 1st April, 1965, and 1st April, 1970.
§ Mr. Hattersley
On 1st April, 1965, 5,552 civilians were employed as members of the Scientific and Experimental Officer classes and analogous professional classes. The corresponding figure for 1st March, 1970, (the latest date for which information is available) was 5,912.