Dáil Éireann - Volume 14 - 03 February, 1926
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - CONTROL OF VETERINARY BRANCH.
Mr. J.J. COLE Mr. J.J. COLE
Mr. J.J. COLE asked the Minister for Lands and Agriculture whether there is a qualified Veterinary Surgeon in charge of the Veterinary Branch of  the Department of Lands and Agriculture, or whether it is, as is alleged, in the hands of Civil Service clerks.
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE: The Department's Chief Adviser on veterinary matters is a fully qualified Veterinary Surgeon, whose professional advice is not overruled by Civil Service Clerks. In administrative matters connected with the Department's veterinary work, as in other sections of the Department's operations, the decision rests with the Higher Administrative Officers of the Department, subject, of course, if necessary, to the final decision of the Minister for Lands and Agriculture.
Dáil Éireann 14 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. CONTROL OF VETERINARY BRANCH.