§ 45. Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Prime Minister to what extent an investigation is made into the political records of scientists, technicians and engineers before appointments are made in Government factories; what is the purpose of the investigation; and how far M.I. 5 is involved in the investigation or consideration before the appointments are made.
§ The Prime Minister (Mr. Attlee)
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Wycombe (Mr. Haire) on the 5th February.
§ Mr. Gallacher
Can the Prime Minister give the number of people employed under the direction of M.I. 5—is it 10,000 or 30,000?