§ 96. Brigadier-General Sir O. THOMAS
asked the Minister of Health whether it is proposed to give representation on the Welsh Board of Health to the executive committee of the Welsh National Memorial Association, to the North and South Wales nursing associations, and to the executives of North and South Wales soldiers' and sailors' disablement committees?
§ Major ASTOR
As I stated in reply to a question by the hon. and gallant Member on the 30th June, the Board is not yet complete, but I may point out that Section 5 of the Ministry of Health Act requires the persons constituting the Boards to be officers of the Ministry, and that this requirement excludes the possibility of adopting the principle suggested in the question as determining the nature of future appointments to the Board. The important bodies referred to in the ques- 1174 tion will probably be asked to suggest suitable names of persons for membership of the Consultative Council of the Ministry of Health in Wales.
§ 97. Sir O. THOMAS
asked the Minister of Health what was the amount of the total remuneration paid to those commissioners of the Welsh Insurance Commission, now transferred to the Welsh Board of Health, during the period of War; what time was devoted by them to the specific duties of the Commission during that period; what is the salary to be paid to the chairman, members, and officers of the Welsh Board of Health already constituted; and what further salaries, if any, are to be paid to the members of the Board yet to be appointed?
§ Major ASTOR
The remuneration of the three members of the Welsh Insurance Commission, who have now been appointed members of the Welsh Board of Health, was at the rate of £1,500, £ 1,200, and £1,000 per annum, respectively, and, no change has been made in these rates on their transference. The whole time of the Commissioners was very fully occupied with Health Insurance work, except in so far as they undertook various forms of temporary war work from time to time. The point in the last paragraph of the question has not yet come up for decision, and no decision has been taken on it.