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Departmental Staff

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to satisfy himself of the adequacy of the current level of staffing in his Department for technical experts dealing with applications under COCOM regulations.

I am concerned that applications under the COCOM arrangements should be dealt with as quickly as possible, and I am keeping this matter under close review. The staff devoted to this work have recently been increased, and a further increase is in prospect.