District Livestock Inspectors

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Christopher York Mr Christopher York , Ripon 12:00 am, 27th July 1949

asked the Minister of Food whether he will state the duties and areas of the 24 pensionable posts of district livestock inspectors, male, advertised in the "Farmers' Weekly" of 8th July, 1949.

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

The duties will consist, as they do at present, of supervising the grading panels which classify fat stock. The areas will remain unchanged.

Photo of Mr Christopher York Mr Christopher York , Ripon

Could the right hon. Lady explain why it is that special officers are required to supervise grading?

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

The hon. Gentleman is displaying an ignorance of the subject. He will remember that these officers were first employed by the Livestock Commission long before the war, and that all we are doing now is to establish 24 of the 36 temporary inspectors.