HC Deb 05 February 1941 vol 368 c937
49. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade as representing the Ministry of Food, what deficiencies existed in the existing salvage arrangements in Inverness which required the appointment of a salvage and disposal officer in addition to the existing officials; and what are the food qualifications, experience, salary and other conditions of appointment of the officer now appointed to undertake the work?

Major Lloyd George

My Noble Friend recently decided that it was necessary in the national interest to secure the co-ordination of the many interests concerned with food salvage. For this purpose he has appointed in each Food Division an assistant to the Divisional food officer, charged with the responsibility for the supervision and stimulation of food salvage operations. The duties of these officers are administrative rather than technical; they rely for the practical execution of salvage work upon the services of experts. The officer at Inverness receives a salary of £450 a year.