§ Brigadier Medlicott
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inspectors under the Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876, were employed during the years 1944 and 1945; what was the total amount of their salaries, expenses and other emoluments; how many visits they made to laboratories during those years; and how many irregularities or contraventions of the Act were discovered.
§ Mr. Ede
There were four inspectors and in the financial year 1944–5 their salaries amounted to £4,235 and their expenses to £330. They also had the use of cars from the car pool of the Women's Voluntary Services. They paid 694 visits to registered places in 1944 and 861 in 1945. Four contraventions of the Act were discovered,-all of them in 1945.