§ Mr. CHARLES BATHURST
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in the recently issued Report of the Departmental Committee of the Board of Agriculture on the supply of veterinary officers it is stated that a largely increased number of veterinary officers possessing special qualifications will be required for public services, and that it is suggested that increased State aid should be given to institutions devoted to veterinary education; and whether, in view of the increasing importance of expert veterinary science in order to cope effectively with the more serious contagious diseases of animals, he is prepared to consider sympathetically the above suggestion?
§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
I have seen the report to which the hon. Member refers. The matter seems to be one within the scope of the Development Act, and I have no doubt that the Commissioners will give most careful consideration to any application made to them.