HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 cc1345-6
41. Mr. HAYDAY

asked the Minister of Health whether he approved of the advertisement of the Stapleford Rural District Council for a highway surveyor and sanitary inspector at a salary of £175 per annum inclusive, £50 as highway surveyor and £125 as sanitary inspector; whether he has intimated to the rural district council that in his view a whole-time official should be appointed; if so, whether £125 per annum is held to be an adequate salary for the responsible duties of a sanitary inspector; whether the officer appointed was a member of the Stapleford Rural District Council, and if he holds the qualifications prescribed by the Sanitary Officers Order, 1922; and whether he has sanctioned the appointment?


The advertisement was issued without my knowledge or approval. On learning of it I expressed the view that the two offices combined would at least require the services of one whole-time officer. The Council, however, appointed an unqualified, part-time officer who was a member of the council, and I therefore have declined to approve the appointment.