§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many administrative staff are employed by the Medical Research Council at its London headquarters; and what is the cost in absolute terms and as a percentage of its total budget.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
I understand that as of 10 December 1990 the M RC is employing 343 administrative staff at its London headquarters office. In the 1989–90 financial year its full running costs were £8.7 million–4.7 per cent. of the council's overall budget.