§ 77. Mr. COMPTON
asked the Minister of Health whether he approved the terms of the advertisement issued by the Boston Rural District Council for a sanitary inspector at a salary of £250 per annum, rising by annual increments of £10 to £350, without War bonus, the inspector to pay his own travelling expenses; whether he is aware that the population of the district is 22,100, and that the acreage is 84,852, and that a considerable proportion of the salary would be absorbed in travelling expenses if the sanitary inspector efficiently carried out his duties; whether he approves of the principle of requiring sanitary inspectors to pay their own travelling expenses; and, if not, what steps he proposes to take with the local authority concerned?
The salary offered was, in my right hon. Friend's view, not unreasonable as an inclusive salary, and he approved it as such. The method of defraying the travelling expenses of their 372 sanitary inspector is a matter which my right hon. Friend thinks is best left to the discretion of the local authority.