HC Deb 08 May 1913 vol 52 cc2222-3
55. Mr. F. HALL

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to the fact that the partner of a medical man, who is a member of the Bermondsey board of guardians, holds the position of district medical officer to the same board; and whether he proposes to take steps to prevent guardians allowing persons to sit on a board whose partners are under contract with it?


The situation is, I believe, as described in the question. It is no doubt open to criticism, but is not illegal, and I have no authority to take the course suggested.


Considering the tone of the right hon. Gentleman's reply, will he be good enough to communicate with the Bermondsey board of guardians?


I am quite sure that they will see the question and answer.