HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 c266W
Mr. John Ellis

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many veterinary officers are employed in his Ministry; and how many of these are field veterinary officers.

Mr. Peart

On 1st July 1974 there were 550 staff at all professional levels employed in the State Veterinary Service. This figure includes a few non-veterinary surgeons engaged on research work in laboratories. Of the total number of 550, 379 were designated field staff as opposed to those in research laboratories and veterinary investigation centres.

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