Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the public assumes there will be a fair wages clause in any such contractual agreement with this body? Is he also aware that there are complaints that these artificial inseminators do not get a fair wage and that they are liable to be on call at all hours of the day?
Perhaps the hon. Gentleman might draw to my attention any particular case. In the country as a whole 32 of these centres are now functioning. In England and Wales 24 are operated by the Milk Marketing Board, six by other organisations and two by the Ministry. In the two run by the Ministry the wages and conditions of the staff are my responsibility.