HC Deb 03 March 1893 vol 9 c966

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, having regard to the fact that the Board of Supervision has no power to prevent parochial medical officers who are remunerated out of a Government grant undertaking the duties of County Councillors, steps will be taken to declare such medical officers disqualified if their work connected with the County Council necessitate an absence of more than a few hours from their parishes?


A parochial medical officer is not disqualified by law, as the hon. Member justly states, from sitting on the County Council, and I do not think that if he enjoys the confidence of his neighbours he should be disqualified on grounds of public policy.