HC Deb 27 April 1888 vol 325 c756
SIR JOHN LUBBOCK (London University)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If it is true that the St. Albans Rural Sanitary Authority proceeded to the election of a Medical Officer of Health, in contravention of Articles 4 and 7 of the Local Government Board Order of the 8th of March, 1880; if so, whether it is the intention of the Local Government Board to confirm such election?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

The St. Alban's Rural Sanitary Authority have recently appointed a Medical Officer of Health at £100 per annum, the previous salary having been £120 per annum. As the salary was to be altered, it was necessary, under Article 7 of the Order of the 11th of March, 1880, that the assent of the Local Board should be obtained to the proposal before the appointment was made, and this was not done. The course to be taken in the matter is now under the consideration of the Board.