§ 64. Mr. G. LOCKER-LAMPSON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he has received representations from health insurance officers under the National Insurance Act as to their remuneration of £80 per annum, out of which they have usually to purchase food away from home; whether a number of these officers are married; and whether they are virtually debarred from promotion?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative; to the second part in the affirmative, but the scale of salary was well known to candidates before they accepted appointments. In reply to the third paragraph, I may say that they are not debarred from promotion, but they were informed before appointment that they would not ordinarily be eligible for promotion to the inspectorate, though promotions might be made in special cases of exceptional merit.