HC Deb 29 July 1983 vol 46 c671W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many man hours or days it is estimated have been expended within his Department on work related to the Defence Select Committee for each year since that Committee's inception.

Mr. Stanley

Apart from the two members of staff who are employed full-time on work connected with Select Committees, a large number of other staff at all levels across the Department are involved from time to time in work arising from the activities of the Defence Committee. Their degree of involvement varies according to the subject under review. An estimate of this effort in the form requested could not be made without disproportionate cost.