§ 72. Mr. Philips Price
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the licensing of employees of animal welfare societies under section 7 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act, 1948, is or is not intended as a transitional provision until sufficient veterinary surgeons are available to carry out the work involved; and whether he can give any indication of the period for which he anticipates that such licensing will be necessary.
§ Mr. G. Brown
As was made clear when the Veterinary Surgeons Bill was before this House, the licensing of employees of animal welfare societies is intended as a temporary expedient. As the supply of veterinary surgeons increases the number of new licences granted will be reduced until the time94W when no further licences need be issued. The answer to the second part of the Question is "No."