§ Mr. Powell
asked the Lord President of the Council how many research assistants have access to the Members' Library; how this number compares with the corresponding numbers three and five years ago, respectively; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Foot
150 research assistants have access to the Library. The corresponding figures in December of 1973 and 1971 were 50 and, 24 respectively. The maximum number of passes to the Library issued to research assistants and the conditions under which they may be used are fixed by the Library Sub-Committee of the Services Committee.