HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 cc2171-3W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the advertisements of the Director-General of the Army Veterinary Corps in the professional journals urgently calling for veterinary

Name. Position. Age. Date of Appointment. Salary.
Sir Stewart Stockman, M.R.C.V.S. Chief Veterinary Officer and Director of Veterinary Research 48 1st January, 1905 1,150
Mr. J. R. Jackson, M.R.C.V.S. Superintending Veterinary Inspector at Office 45 17th August, 1897 620
Mr. P. T. Kelland, M.R.C.V.S. Veterinary Inspector at Office 39 13th December, 1902 490
Mr. D. A. E. Cabot, M.R.C.V.S. Assistant Veterinary Inspector at, Office 29 21st August, 1911 250
Mr. Esmond Brown, M.R.C.V.S. Veterinary Inspector at Laboratory, acting Assistant Director of Research 36 9th August, 1909 360 (+£100 allowance)
Mr. H. Gooch, M.R.C.V.S. Veterinary Inspector at Laboratory 31 14th March, 1910 360
Mr. J. M. L. Penbale,* M.R.C.V.S. Assistant Veterinary Inspector at Laboratory 28 1st December, 1913 230
Mr. E.C. Lloyd, M.R.C.V.S. Assistant Veterinary Inspector at Laboratory 28 22nd June, 1914 220
Mr. R. E. Lloyd, M.R.C.V.S. Assistant Veterinary Inspector at Laboratory 29 1st January, 1915 220
* Only partially employed at laboratory.

surgeons up to the age of 50 for temporary commissions in the Army; whether he can state the number of veterinary surgeons now employed on the staff of the Board of Agriculture, in the office and at the laboratory, respectively, and what are their respective ages, dates of appointment, and salaries; whether all these officers are inspectors under the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894, and therefore appointed for the purposes of that Act; how many of these officers are employed wholly or partly on research work or other work not actually within the scope of the Diseases of Animals Acts; and whether the whole of the salaries and allowances are paid out of sums voted for the purposes of the administration of those Acts, together with the amount annually received from the local taxation account?


The Board are aware of the need of the Army for veterinary surgeons, but they feel that the business of safeguarding the flocks and herds of the country from the spread of disease is especially important at the present time. The statement in reply to the second, third and fourth parts of the question will be printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT, as it is too long to give in an oral answer. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.

The following table of the names, ages, dates of appointment, etc., of the veterinary officers engaged in the Board's offices and at the laboratory is circulated:

All these officers, with the exception of the chief veterinary officer, are inspectors under the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894. None are wholly engaged in research work. The chief veterinary officer and Mr. Esmond Brown are partially engaged in such work. The work of all others comes within the scope of the Diseases of Animals Act, 1894.