§ 12. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture how many agricultural commissioners have been appointed; will he give their respective salaries and state their duties; and whether they are to have offices in their different districts and the power to appoint their own staffs?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Sir Richard Winfrey)
Twenty district commissioners have been appointed and nine sub-commissioners. Eight of the district commissioners are members of the permanent staff of the Board and receive their normal salaries, amounting to £6,280 a year. Some of the other district commissioners give their services voluntarily 1109 Others receive salaries from £400 to £600 a year, the total annual cost being £4,050. Two of the sub-commissioners give their services; the others are paid salaries not exceeding £200 a year, and the total annual cost of the nine appointed at present is £1,305. The duties of the district and sub-commissioners are to represent the Board in connection with the work of the war agricultural committees throughout the country, and the district commissioners are ex officio members of the county committees in their districts. Each district commissioner is authorised to engage temporary clerical assistance at a cost not exceeding 30s. a week, but no other provision is made out of public funds for local offices or staff.
§ Mr. GEORGE LAMBERT
Does that include the commissioners appointed under the National Service scheme?