§ Dr. Strang
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many meat hygiene inspectors were employed by(a)his Department and (b) the Meat Hygiene Service (i) on the most recent date available and (ii) for each year since 1979. 
§ Mr. Raymond S. Robertson
No meat hygiene inspectors were employed by the Department. The chief executive of the Meat Hygiene Service has been asked to write to the hon. Member regarding their staffing numbers.