HC Deb 06 December 1974 vol 882 c676W
Mrs. Bain

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many qualified petroleum economists are employed in his Department; and what are their grades.

Mr. William Ross

Nineteen qualified economists are employed in the Scottish Office, of whom four are partly concerned with work related to oil developments. The grades of the staff in question are1 Chief Economic Adviser (Undersecretary). 1 Senior Economic Adviser. 1 Economic Adviser. 1 Senior Economic Assistant.

In addition one senior research officer and one statistician who have degrees in economics are engaged in their respective spheres on work related to oil developments.

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