§ Mr. McGOVERN
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the inspectors who were responsible for the enforcing of the minimum wages for agricultural labourers and were paid off under the economy measures of 1931 have been re-engaged; and, if not, how many have not been reinstated?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
Of the six temporary inspectors under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act whose appointments as such were terminated in 1931 as an economy measure, four were retained in another capacity in the place of certain part-time officers whose services were dispensed with at that time. These four officers have since been reinstated as inspectors, but it has not been found1348W possible to re-engage the other two ex-inspectors whose services were terminated.