HC Deb 02 March 1964 vol 690 cc141-2W
35. Mr. Godman Irvine

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many agricultural attachés have been appointed to embassies abroad; in which countries they are serving; and to which Commonwealth countries have officers with similar responsibilities been appointed.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

There are at present seven Ministry officers serving overseas, not counting two veterinary representatives in the Argentine. Three are serving with our Delegations to O.E.C.D., E.E.C. and F.A.O., respectively, and these officers also act as agricultural attachés in France, Western Germany and Italy respectively. There are also two agricultural advisers, equivalent to attachés, one in Australia and one in New Zealand, and two agricultural attachés in the United States and Denmark respectively, the latter also covering Holland.