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Veterinary Offices (Status)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, in view of the importance of improving the veterinary services of this country, when it will be possible to bring the status of veterinary officers of his Department up to that of the medical profession in this country.

If the hon. and gal ant Member is thinking of salaries, the appropriate basis of comparison is not with the medical profession generally but with other civil servants in the professional and scientific classes. I am satisfied that the salaries recently fixed for my veterinary officers bear the proper relationship to those of other civil servants.