§ Mr. J. Morrison
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many officials are employed in controlling the breeding of poultry.
Mr. T. Williams
There is no statutory control of poultry breeding. Accredited poultry breeders who are members of the voluntary Poultry Stock Improvement Plan, when applying for accreditation, undertake to observe certain regulations, and the supervision of accredited breeders under the plan is carried out by the poultry offices of the National Agricultural Advisory Service, at present 98 in number, in the course of their normal duties.