§ Sir P. Hurd
asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps are being taken to increase the number of veterinary practitioners for the inspection and supervision of dairy herds; and whether he will provide greatly-increased scholarship facilities at the veterinary colleges and universities?
The Secretary of State for Scotland and I have asked the Committee on Veterinary Education, whose first report was published in 1938, to review the recommendations they then made in view of the need now clearly shown for an increased number of veterinary surgeons and for the provision of the best possible training for the profession; and we hope shortly to receive a report from that Committee. I shall be in a better position to make a statement on the matters raised in my hon. Friend's Question when I have had an opportunity of considering the Committee's recommendations.