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Research Establishments

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish in the Official Report the number of Government research establishments associated with his Department which are located in each of the economic planning regions; and if he will make a statement.

The numbers of defence research and development establishments located in each of the economic planning regions are as follows:

South-East14
South-West4
Wales2
West Midlands1
Scotland4
East MidlandsNil
North-West
Yorkshire and Humberside
Northern
Northern Ireland
The defence research and development establishments are undergoing a process of rationalisation, and the above statistics cover the 12 main establishments which form the basis of the new organisation, together with their more significant subsidiary sites.