HC Deb 16 April 1948 vol 449 cc97-8W
Lieut.-Colonel Elliot

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many veterinary surgeons were recruited into the Animal Health Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries during 1947.

Mr. T. Williams

Nine newly appointed veterinary surgeons took up duty in a temporary capacity in the Animal Health Division of the Ministry during 1947. A further 16 were recruited into permanent appointments as a result of the competition held in the autumn of 1947, although they did not actually take up duty until early in 1948. Seventy-two officers already serving in the Ministry in a temporary capacity during 1947, including four of the nine previously mentioned, obtained permanent appointments from the same competition.