HC Deb 01 August 1984 vol 65 c280W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many permanent staff are engaged purely in work related to the Defence Committee; and whether this has changed since 1979.

Mr. Heseltine

Since 1979, none of my departmental staff has been engaged exclusively on work related to the Defence Committee. However, the major proportion of the work of my departmental liaison officer to Select Committees and his assistant derives from Defence Committee business.