HC Deb 02 March 1899 vol 67 cc1034-5
MR. HOBHOUSE (Somerset, E.)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if it is a fact that he has sanctioned the formation of a Sanitary Inspectors Examination Board as a limited company; if one of the objects of the Board is stated to be to prescribe courses of study and technical training; if local authorities and institutions providing instruction for those who desire to become sanitary inspectors are to have any representation on the Board; and, if so, how and to what extent; and, it he will consent to lay a copy of the memorandum and articles of association, sanctioned by him, upon the Table of this House?


An association has been formed, with the concurrence of the Local Government Board, for holding examinations of persons desirous of obtaining certificates of competency for the office of Sanitary Inspector or Inspector of Nuisances. The association has been registered as a company with limited liability. One of the objects of the association is to prescribe such course of study and technical training as may be calculated to ensure the fitness of persons desirous of qualifying for the offices above mentioned. Several bodies, some of whom provide instruction for those who desire to become Sanitary Inspectors, will be represented on the Examination Board, and representatives may be elected by such additional bodies as may from time to time be approved by the Local Government Board. I have no objection to laying a copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association upon the Table of the House if the honourable Member thinks fit to move for it.


Is it intended to give this association any representation in the educational authorities about to be formed?


That will be a question for the authorities themselves to decide.

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