59. Mr. Vane
asked the Minister of Agriculture in how many counties he anticipates that the turnover of county agricultural executive committees will exceed £1 million in the current financial year; and whether he is satisfied that all county agricultural executive committees are provided with a properly qualified staff to undertake costings and control expenditure.
§ Mr. T. Williams
If by "turnover" the hon. Member means expenditure, the answer to the first part of the Question is nine. If, however, he means the sum of income and expenditure, the number is about 30. The answer to the second part of the Question is: "Yes, Sir"; I am now satisfied that this is so, except in a very small number of cases, which are being reconsidered.