§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will make a statement concerning the staffing implications and the cost to public funds of the creation of his Directorate of Engineering as promulgated in Circular 9/70 of 4th February, 1970.
§ Mr. Greenwood
The Directorate of Engineering, which was created by reorganising the former Engineering Inspectorate, is being strengthened by 16 new professional posts, at an annual cost of £80,000 per annum, over the period 19691971. This increase is needed, irrespective of the reorganisation, for urgent work82W on water supply, sewerage and sewage treatment, pollution prevention and waste disposal.