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Arms-Related And Nuclear Research (Staff)

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the total number of persons employed by his Department deals with (a) arms-related research and (b) nuclear research.

About 4 per cent. of United Kingdom-based MOD civilian personnel are employed on non-nuclear arms related research in the establishments for which controller R & D establishments and research is responsible. It is not our policy to release details of staff employed on nuclear research for reasons of security, but the figure is very small compared with the figure of 4 per cent.