§ Mr. McTaggart
asked Secretary of State for Industry how many assistant scientific officers have been trained in the Glasgow outstation of the Laboratory of the Government Chemist in comparison to outstations in England and Wales.
§ Mr. MacGregor
[pursuant to his reply, 19 May 1981]: The Laboratory of the Government Chemist is not a training institution, and in accordance with departmental practice, assistant scientific officers normally receive their basic training at a local college of further education. In the past two years one such officer of the Glasgow outstation has received such training. The corresponding figures for the Liverpool and Gosport outstations are four and eight assistant scientific officers respectively.