HC Deb 28 October 1919 vol 120 c508W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the staff of the Board of Agriculture for Scotland has been increased since the beginning of this year; and, if so, whether he will state for what purposes, and to what extent, this increase has been found necessary?


The authorised number of persons employed by the Board has been increased by eighty-eight since 1st January last. This additional staff is designed to enable the Board to cope satisfactorily with the growth of Departmental work and especially with the settlement of ex-Service men on the land, which has been retarded by lack of adequate staff.