HC Deb 06 April 1922 vol 152 cc2419-20

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Rural District Council of Bridgnorth have recently appointed a sanitary inspector at a salary of £150 per annum, without bonus; and whether, seeing that such a salary is an inadequate one for a statutory officer charged with the carrying out of vital and important duties affecting public health, he will be prepared to make it a condition of giving his sanction to the appointment that adequate remuneration shall be paid to the officer?


I have already sanctioned the appointment referred to. The inspector applied for the appointment with full knowledge of the salary offered, and in present circumstances I cannot require local authorities to pay salaries in excess of what they themselves consider necessary and what enables them to obtain a qualified officer.

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