§ 27. Mr. LAWSON
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the Chesterle-Street guardians have appointed a medical officer for Birtley without advertising the vacancy; that the application for the post of the temporary medical officer was never acknowledged; and whether he is prepared to take any steps to deal with this matter?
I am aware of this appointment but have not been previously informed of any failure to acknowledge the application of the practitioner temporarily employed during the vacancy. I am aware, however, that this doctor had an interview with the 2320 chairman of the guardians on the subject. As I have already informed the hon. Member, I see no reason for action on my part.