§ 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?
§ Sir A. MOND
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.