HC Deb 19 July 1922 vol 156 c2061
28. Lieut.-Colonel HURST

asked the Minister of Health whether he has recently advertised for a woman Poor Law inspector to perform responsible duties over a large area at a salary of £200 per annum, rising by annual increments of £10 to £350; whether the salaries of male Poor Law inspectors are about £l,000: and on what grounds he has decided that a woman with the qualifications specified in the advertisement and the same responsible duties, should be paid so much less than a man, in view of the pledges given by the Government in the women's Civil Service Debate of last, year?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The salaries of the male inspectors are £600. rising to £900, and in three cases only, to £1,000. As regards the second part, the hon. and gallant Member is under a misapprehension. The responsibilities and duties-of the women inspectors and the male general inspectors are in no way comparable.