§ Mrs. Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many civil servants in Scotland are engaged in scientific research; and if he will break the total number down into departments for which he is responsible.
§ Mr. Ross
At 1st December, 1968 there were 334 civil servants in my Departments 297W engaged in scientific research. The following is the breakdown between the Departments:
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland 237 Scottish Education Department 17 Forestry Commission 80
I am informed that information about scientific staff employed in research in Scotland by all Government Departments is not readily available.