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Veterinary Staff

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether the basic entry grade for the veterinary staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is also the career grade; and how many promotions are usually required for civil servants to reach their career grade.

There is no specified career grade for veterinary staff in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, or for other civil servants, but many of them are promoted beyond their entry grade.

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the normal avenue of promotion for veterinary officers.

The normal avenue of promotion to higher grades for veterinary officers entering the Veterinary Officer Grade is through the grade of Divisional Veterinary Officer.