§ Mr. Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are employed in the quality assurance directorate.
§ Mr. Lee
There were 4,711 persons employed in separate quality assurance organisations in the Ministry of Defence on 1 February 1984. The strengths of the main quality assurance directorates were as follows:
Number Aeronautical QAD 565 Electrical QAD 965 Materials QAD 635½ QAD (Ordnance) 1,849
In addition, there are a number of smaller directorates employing fewer than 250 each.