§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many academics or scientists from universities or other institutions of higher education sit on the Defence Scientific Advisory Council.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
[pursuant to his reply, 19 November 1986, c. 224]: The Defence Scientific Advisory Council consists of an independent chairman, not more than 19 independent members and eight official members. Of the independent members, there are currently 12 from universities or higher education establishments.