§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that there are so few certifying officers employed by his Department in connection with the calf subsidy that some localities in Kent are often only visited once a quarter it the most; and if he will see if this situation can be remedied.
§ Sir T. Dugdale
The Calf Subsidy Scheme has only just been approved. I believe that sufficient full-time certifying officers have been appointed to meet present needs. In the initial stages there may be some delay in certifying calves, but I shall keep the situation under review, and additional staff will be appointed if required.