HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 cc197-8W
64. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many people are employed approving calves for subsidy payments; and what are the costs of administration incurred in the last four months.

Mr. T. Williams

The number of certifying officers in England and Wales appointed to approve calves for subsidy payments is 3,013. In the last four months the cost of administration is estimated to be £115,200, of which £110,000 are the fees of the certifying officers and £5,200 the cost of the executive and clerical staff.