HC Deb 02 April 1971 vol 814 c445W
Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of the reductions in staff arising from Command Paper No. 4564 will fall on the advisory services, and what proportion on the administrative services.

Mr. Prior

The total number of staff to be saved and the proportions in different grades will depend on a number of decisions still to be taken. In particular the implications of the new advisory objectives are being worked out in detail and the future of some of the regulatory work undertaken by the advisory services is still under consideration.