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Departmental Staff

Volume 927: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many members of his departmental staff of the rank of Under-Secretary or above have had executive experience of not less than a year in manufacturing industry; and what proportion this represents.

My staff at senior level includes industrial advisers, the Director and Deputy Directors of the Industrial Development Unit and regional industrial directors, all specially recruited for their industrial or financial expertise. None of the career civil servants at these grades has such experience.