§ MR. ALEXANDER CROSS
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, if he will state how many lay inspectors there are in the animals division, and if he will grant a Return showing the previous occupation or profession and the salary given in each case respectively, and whether they are all at fixed salaries, and how many are entitled to a pension; and further, will the President state how many veterinary surgeons are employed as temporary inspectors, and furnish a Return of the salary in each case, whether they are at fixed salaries or have prospects of an increase, and if entitled to a pension.
§ SIR EDWARD STRACHEY (Somerset, S.)
The inspecting staff of the animals division, as recently resettled, will consist of forty-seven nonprofessional inspectors and twenty-three veterinary inspectors of various grades. Of these eleven non-professional and eleven veterinary inspectors will be pensionable. Perhaps the hon. Member will allow me to confer personally with him on the other points to which he refers in his Question.