HC Deb 12 April 1921 vol 140 c929
70. Viscountess ASTOR

asked the Minister of Health whether the scale of salaries for health insurance officers in the Ministry of Health, which was formerly £80 to £200 for men and women alike, has now been altered to £80 to £250 for men and £80 to £180 for women; and, if so, in view of the intention of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, will he reconsider this?

Mr. PARKER (Lord of the Treasury)

The differentiation of salaries is as stated in the question, and follows the recommendations of the Civil Service National Whitley Council Reorganisation Committee's Report of February, 1920, which apply to the whole Civil Service in respect of the clerical class with which class the Health Insurance Officers have always been associated. Women appointed before the change in scales will continue to rise to a maximum of £200.

Viscountess ASTOR

Can the hon. Gentleman tell me how many women there were on the Whitley Council which made these recommendations?


I do not possess that information, but I will make inquiries.