§ 70. Mr. J. JOHNSTONE
asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that much dissatisfaction exists among the salaried medical officers employed by the Ministry regarding their rates of remuneration; whether medical officers holding administrative positions, such as deputy-commissionerships, and other full-time medical officers, are receiving a lower rate of remuneration than the medical officers employed by the Session, over whom they exercise authority; and whether he proposes to take steps to remedy this state of affairs?
71. Major JOHN EDWARDS
asked the Pensions Minister whether medical officers on sessional duties at the Ministry of Pensions medical boards have had their rate of pay raised by 50 per cent. since 6th October; whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction felt by the remainder of the medical staff who are employed on other duties on a sessional basis because they have not been given a similar increase in remuneration, and that the salaried whole-time medical officers, who are precluded from any other form of medical practice, are thereby put into a position of financial inferiority to those working even four days a week on a sessional basis at, the revised salaries; and what steps does he propose to take to remedy this disparity between the two sections of sessionally employed medical men as well as the inequality suffered by whole-time officers?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The medical officers employed by the Ministry may be assured that the matters referred to in these questions are receiving consideration.