§ 36. Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she accepts the proposals put forward by the research councils for the numbers of their headquarters staffs to be employed in the year 1972–73.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
I have already approved increases for the current financial year which will bring the councils' headquarter staffs to a total of 1,114. I cannot approve increases for the year406W 1972–73 while the Green Paper, Cmnd. 4814, is under consideration.