§ 16. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Home Secretary whether the proposed Minister of Ways and Communications received a deputation of municipal engineers on the 11th instant, and promised to add a Clause to the Bill enabling him to pay half the salaries of the engineer or surveyor to a local authority, provided that the appointment and dismissal of such engineer or surveyor is subject to his approval?
§ Mr. SHORTT
An Amendment to the Bill broadly on the lines suggested in the question will be put forward by the Government in Committee. The meeting with the surveyors on the 11th instant was so informed.
§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
Has the right hon. Gentleman consulted the county councils and other road authorities before giving this pledge about their servants' security of tenure?