HC Deb 14 June 1956 vol 554 cc45-6W
53. Dr. Mabon

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he will be in a position to make a statement on the future status of persons holding university appointments in the Provincial Agricultural Economics Service.

Mr. Amory

Although I am closely concerned with the work done by the staff of the Provincial Agricultural Economics Service and with the financial arrangements made for this, they are university employees and their status is therefore primarily a matter for the universities themselves. A review of the existing arrangements is now proceeding with the aim of improving the status of many of the staff. I regret that I cannot forecast when it will be concluded.