HC Deb 19 May 1952 vol 501 c24
29. Colonel J. H. Harrison

asked; he Minister of Food how many officials are employed in the livestock branch at High Wycombe.

Major Lloyd George

There are 38 staff in the area meat and livestock office at High Wycombe, of whom six are employed in the livestock branch.

Colonel Harrison

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that there is a growing opinion among farmers, auctioneers, and butchers that these officials are, to put it mildly, not as conciliatory and as helpful to responsible tradesmen as might be desired, and that they are not always carrying out their functions as the Minister might like? Will he look into the matter?

Major Lloyd George

I have no information which would lead me to form any opinion of that sort, but if my hon. and gallant Friend has any complaints I shall be glad to look into them if he will let me have them.