HC Deb 16 April 1959 vol 603 cc94-5W
30. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why there is now only one veterinary officer of his Department in the County of Dorset, whereas formerly there were five.

Mr. Godber

asked The normal complement of veterinary staff in Dorset is one divisional veterinary officer and five veterinary officers. In practice, the number available for duty in a county at any particular time varies according to the need there and elsewhere. For about one week early in March, partly on account of sickness, Dorset was left with only the divisional veterinary officer and one veterinary officer. Since then, however, three to five veterinary staff have been available in the county.