HC Deb 01 July 1926 vol 197 c1322
19. Mr. HURD

asked the Minister of Health what steps are being taken to ensure that inspectors responsible for meat imports have veterinary knowledge so that they may more effectively perform their duties?


I am advised that a veterinary qualification, though desirable, is not essential for the examination of imported meat from the public health point of view.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the opinion of the Ministry of Agriculture, as expressed in this House, these diseased carcases came through the ports because his inspectors of the Ministry of Health had not the necessary veterinary knowledge?


No, Sir; I am not aware of that.