HC Deb 26 November 1945 vol 416 c891
56. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Agriculture what staff will be required by the county W.A.E.C.s; what scale of salaries will apply to these officers; and what will be their relationship with 'the staff of the new Agricultural Advisory Service.

Mr. T. Williams

No substantial modification is at present contemplated in the complements and salaries of staffs of war agricultural executive committees, apart from the transfer of those officers who will be appointed to the National Agricultural Advisory service when it is set up. The question of the relationship of the staff of the committees to that of the advisory service is under consideration.

69. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will now publish details of the expenditure incurred and receipts accruing to the county W.A.E.C.s from their inauguration to the most recent date available.

Mr. T. Williams

I would refer the hon. Member to the Civil Appropriation Accounts, including Votes for 1940 and 1941 and Class X for subsequent years up to and including 1943. The figures for 1944 will be printed in the volume which will be published in the early part of 1946. Certain information regarding the general items of receipts and payments are contained in the Controller and Auditor-General's Reports printed with the accounts.

Mr. De la Bère

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is not comprehensive, and it is impossible to get the details? This is a very important point.