HC Deb 15 April 1965 vol 710 cc254-5W
Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many additional inspectors would be required to be enrolled by his Department to enable it to extend the system of inspection at present applied to stock seed potatoes to seed potatoes of grade A and H; and what would be the annual cost of such an extension.

Mr. Ross

The sampling and sealing of all consignments of Scottish certified seed potatoes would require between 30 and 40 additional inspectors, allowing for fluctuations in production and demand. The additional cost could range between £35,000 and £50,000 per annum.