HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 cc553-4
76. Major PRESCOTT

asked the Minister of Health whether the Civil Service scale of bonuses fixed in accordance with Award No. 84, April, 1919, of the Conciliation and Arbitration Board has been adopted in its entirety by county and local authorities generally, but wholly or partially rejected by a few governing authorities; and whether, in order to bring to an end unfair discrimination and consequential dissatisfaction, he is prepared to take any special action to secure equality of treatment for all local government officers?


My right hon. Friend is aware that some local authorities have refused to grant war bonuses to their officials according to the scale recommended. Where such cases have been brought to the notice of the Ministry the local authorities have been urged to adopt this scale or to submit the matter to arbitration, but the Ministry of Health has no power to compel the adoption of either course.