§ 45. Sir Bernard Braine
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has for strengthening the specialist advice he receives on the subject of defence against nuclear attack; how many advisers he has, and how often they meet; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
Officials of my Department and those with honorary scientific appointments number together about 20. They meet regularly. On the first part of the Question, I have nothing to add to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State to Questions by my hon. Friend the Member for Horn-church (Mr. Williams) and the hon. Gentleman the Member for Harrogate (Mr. Banks) on 11th November.—[Vol. 919, c.211.]