§ Dr. Strang
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many qualified veterinary surgeons were employed by the Central Veterinary Laboratory on 1 January 1991, 1 January 1992 and 1 January 1993, respectively.
§ Mr. Gummer
Responsibility for this matter is delegated to the Central Veterinary Laboratory and I have asked the chief executive to write to the hon. Gentleman direct.
Letter from T. W. A. Little to Mr. Gavin Strang, dated 29 April 1993.
As you know the Minister has asked that I write to you direct with the answer to your question. The information requested is as follows:
Veterinary surgeons employed 1 January 1991 44 1 January 1992 46 1 January 1993 38 These figures include veterinary surgeons employed at the Laboratory's Lasswade laboratory near Edinburgh.