HC Deb 31 May 1951 vol 488 cc39-40W
Mr. G. Williams

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is satisfied that there are sufficient veterinary surgeons in view of the increased interest in attestation.

Mr. T. Williams

The great interest shown in attestation recently has certainly thrown a strain on the resources of the veterinary profession, and delays in carrying out tuberculin tests have occurred in some parts of the country. The attested herds scheme continues to make rapid progress, however, and I do not think that the Government's plans for tuberculosis eradication are at present being seriously hampered by a shortage of veterinary surgeons.