HC Deb 16 December 1946 vol 431 cc1608-9
67. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will give an estimate of the number of fully-qualified officers who will be employed in the agricultural advisory staff in Norfolk on 1st January next; and if he will give comparative figures for 1945 and 1939 of officers doing similar work.

Mr. De la Bère

On a point of Order. Why has not Question No. 66 been called?

Mr. Speaker

The hon. Gentleman had just made one of his usual interruptions and his Question was answered with another on the same subject at that time.

Mr. De la Bère

May I apologise, but I did not say nearly as much as I wanted to say.

Mr. Williams

The hon. Gentleman missed the bus. The answer to Question No. 67 is as follows:

The figure is 29 compared with 27 for 1945 and 15 for 1939.