§ Mr. Bartlett
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many veterinary surgeons are employed by the Ministry on full-time re search work into animal diseases; how many of these men were employed three years ago; and are the salaries and prospects such as to attract men of out standing ability?
§ Sir R. Dorman-Smith
Twelve veterinary surgeons are at present employed by the Ministry on full-time research work into animal diseases; of these officers eight were employed three years ago. As regards the last part of the question, the salaries and prospects of officers so employed have recently been substantially improved with this particular object in view.