§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many people have been employed in the ADAS research and development service for each year since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclean
The research and development service of ADAS was established in 1987. The number of staff, including industrials and adminstrative support, employed in the research and development service for each year since then at the dates indicated was as follows:
Number 1 March 1987 987.0 1 March 1988 995.0 1 March 1989 926.5 1 March 1990 798.0
Each individual employed for fewer than conditioned hours (37 hours per week outside London) has been counted as 0.5 of a post in the figures.