HC Deb 26 November 1973 vol 865 cc46-7W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the activities of the Arms Control and Disarmament Research Unit of the Foreign Office, including how many are employed in it compared with the maximum number employed during the past 10 years.

Mr. Amery

The Arms Control and Disarmament Research Unit studies specialised and longer-term problems of the control, limitation and reduction of armaments ; it makes available the results of its research to those officially concerned with the day-to-day conduct of British policy in this field. The original strength of the unit in 1965 was six. In 1968 it was reduced to four, and that is the present figure.