§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he has taken in the case, brought to his notice recently by the hon. and gallant Member for Arundel and Shoreham, of a Government trainee who was employed for six months in a dairy without being allowed to milk a cow; whether he has yet addressed a suitable reproof to the farmer concerned; and if he will withhold grant from the farmer.
I understand that in this case the boy's time in the dairy was prolonged with his father's consent.
The grant is paid solely in respect of the first three months on the farm. This was satisfactorily completed and no question of withholding the grant or of a reproof arises.