HC Deb 01 May 1907 vol 173 cc845-6
MR. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he will explain why the salary of the chief medical officer of the Post Office has been raised from a maximum of £1,000 per annum, with an allowance of £100 per annum, to a salary of £1,200 per annum, seeing that before the Select Committee on Post Office wages the chief medical officer admitted that he received salaries from two other institutions for medical attendance.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The salary of the chief medical officer has been raised because it was considered that as it formerly stood it did not afford adequate remuneration for the duties of the post. A proposal for this increase was first made to the Treasury in 1903. It was renewed and agreed to in February, 1906. I understand that when the chief medical officer was appointed to his present post he received permission to continue to hold the two appointments

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referred to, which do not interfere with the performance of his official duties.