§ 103. Mr. Whitelaw
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the total number of men and women em- 102W ployed at the present time by the Cumberland Agricultural Executive Committee and by the National Agricultural Advisory Service in Cumberland; and how this figure compares with the similar one in 1945.
The following is the information:
CUMBERLAND AGRICULTURAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — At 1st December, 1955 At 1st December, 1945 Men Women Men Women Officers in post 65 51 64 103 N.A.A.S. included in above 12 4 15* 3* Agricultural workers and industrial staff 16 533 Total 132 700 * There was no N.A.A.S. in 1945. These were War Agricultural Executive Committee Advisory Staff of whom 15 became members of the National Agricultural Advisory Service.
§ 104. Mr. Whitelaw
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the total cost in the last full year of administering the Cumberland Agricultural Executive Committee and the National Agricultural Advisory Service in Cumberland.
The estimated net cost of administration for the financial year 1954–55 was £89,996 of which £31,637 was attributable to N.A.A.S.