§ 101. Mr. LANSBURY
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Metropolitan Asylums Board are proposing to increase the salaries of the clerk and accountant to that body by £300 per annum, bringing their salaries up to £2,000 and £1,700, respectively; whether, in view of the heavy burdens on the ratepayers and taxpayers of the metropolis, he will, before assenting to these proposals, inquire as to the length of service, especially of the clerk; and what extra work is entailed by either of these gentlemen to warrant an extra payment of £300 a year each?
The considerations urged by my hon. Friend will be taken into account together with other relevant considerations in dealing with this application.