§ Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture how many persons are employed under or in connection with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in or in relation to Wales, distinguishing those that are fully and those that are partly so employed; what are the total costs and expenses incurred by the Ministry in connection with its functions in or in relation to Wales; and what proportion do such costs and expenses bear to the total costs and expenses of the Ministry?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
Except as regards the work of land settlement, agricultural education, and the control of cultivation through the Agricultural Executive Committees, the Ministry does not maintain a separate staff for Wales, and it would not be practicable to separate from the general expenditure of the Ministry the total amount attributable to Wales. The Ministry has, however, recently established a Welsh office at Aberystwyth, which is the headquarters of the staff employed in Wales on the three subjects I have mentioned, and the staff of this office consists of 22 persons, whose salaries amount in all to £9,800 per annum.