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Research And Development

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what is his estimate of the number of people currently employed in research and development in transport matters.

The total numbers employed in the Public and private sectors in research and development in transport matters cannot readily be estimated. My Department's Transport and Road Research Laboratory currently employs a total of 859 staff, but the Department also commissions research extra-murally under contract.