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Departmental Staff

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many members of the staff of his Department in each grade are engaged (1) full-time and (2) part-time in the supervision of the affairs of (a) Govan Shipbuilders, (b) Cammell Laird (c) Harland and Wolff, and (d) the nationalised companies acquired from Court Line.

Netherlands6·11
United Kingdom28·910
West Germany58·817
Austria4·71
Finland1·60
Norway0·90
Portugal0·50
Sweden6·41
Switzerland0·60

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in the Official Report the production of tinplate in each of the member States of the EEC and EFTA in 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, and in the latest available year, expressing the production both in quantities and in per capita terms.

The information is as follows:

Full-timePart-time
Under Secretary1
Assistant Secretary1
Assistant Solicitor1
Senior Legal Assistant1
Principal23
Chief Accountant1
Higher Executive Officer11
Executive Officer21
Clerical Officer1
In the Department's Shipbuilding Policy Division, one branch under an Assistant Secretary is engaged almost exclusively on work on the shipbuilding companies referred to in the Question and their subsidiaries, and officers in another branch spend significant amounts of time on the ship-repairing companies acquired from Court Line. Advice is also obtained from officers in the Industrial Development Unit and the Finance and Economic Appraisal Division, and from accountants and solicitors in my Department.