HC Deb 16 January 1986 vol 89 c641W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many permanent staff are engaged primarily in work related to the Defence Committee; and whether this has changed (a) since 1979 and (b) since the situation pertaining during the period of the Expenditure Subcommittee on Defence and External Affairs 1970 to 1979.

Mr. Younger

Two of my Department's permanent staff's duties are primarily related to the Defence Select Committee. The corresponding figure for the number of staff so engaged prior to early 1983, including the period of the Defence and External Affairs Sub-Committee of the Select Committee on Expenditure, was three.

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