Sir GEORGE FOSTER:
My hon. friend has, I think, the right idea. Sections where inspection may he carried out may differ very largely as to the quantity of hay which is inspected in each district. An inspector is paid by fees, hut it is impossible to get an inspector, or to keep him, unless he derives sufficient remuneration from those fees, that being the only payment made to him. It may he impossible in some districts to even get an inspector, although he may be wanted there, unless a higher fee be fixed than in a district requiring a large number of inspections. That is one reason. The other reason is this : If there are many inspections and the experience of the year shows -that after the expenses have been met
and a fair remuneration made to the inspector there is too large a surplus, so that the inspector may be getting more than he ought to, in that case the fee may be reduced somewhat so as to bring the amount derived up to a reasonable remuneration. That is the object sought to .be accomplished.
Subtopic: INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.