§ MR. LOUGH
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he could state to the House how many new inspectors of cabs have been appointed in London, the salary paid to each, and the qualifications of the men who have received the posts; and whether these new inspectors have been chosen from the ranks of the Police Force, or are men having technical knowledge of the construction of vehicles or of veterinary matters, as recommended by the Departmental Committee?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY, Lancashire, Blackpool)
Five new inspectors have been appointed. One of them is a sub-divisional inspector with a salary of 70s. a week; the others receive salaries ranging from 56s. to 64s. per week, according to their seniority. All have been chosen from the ranks of the police and had previous experience of horses or of the construction of carriages, as recommended by the Departmental Committee.