HC Deb 13 March 1940 vol 358 c1189
54. Dr. Little

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the strong feeling among the farmers and cattle raisers of Northern Ireland at the refusal to supply the owners with the dead weight of their fat beasts; and whether, in view of this, he will look into the matter and make arrangements whereby the sellers of fat cattle will be furnished with the dead weight of the animals sold by them?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on 5th March to Questions by my hon. Friends the Members for Chatham (Captain Plugge) and Cardiff, East (Mr. Temple Morris).

Dr. Little

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that a grader viewing a live beast can arrive at a true estimate of the weight of the animal when slaughtered?

Mr. Morrison

These matters are constantly being checked, and they depend, not upon the opinion of one man, but upon that of a panel of breeders. Tests have been carried out which show that the grading is being done with great accuracy.

Number. Salary. Age.
Divisional Food Officer (Major W. Lloyd Griffith, M.B.E., J.P.) 1 £1,000 62
Deputy Divisional Food Officer (Mr. J. Williams) Assistants 1 £700 58
(Also I Civil Servant seconded from another Department.) 5 £500 } Between 31 and 64.
Enforcement Inspectors 3 £200–£250
Clerical, etc. 9 Standard rates

With regard to the last part of the hon. Member's Question, all the above appointments are full-time.

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