HC Deb 06 March 1929 vol 226 c502

I beg to move, in page 42, line 7, at the end, to insert the words: (2) Except with the sanction of the Department of Health no person shall, after the commencement of this Act, be appointed sanitary inspector of a county or burgh unless he possesses such qualifications as may be prescribed by the Department of Health. This is further to the discussion we had when the Committee decided that the sanitary inspector of a small burgh should not necessarily by the county sanitary inspector. We have received representations from various local authorities to the effect that the Clause, as originally introduced, should be restored, but we consider that, having discussed the matter in Committee and having come to an agreement, we could not in any way attempt to minimise the agreement arrived at, but that we should require to reserve the right to take some further steps to preserve the intention of the Government to raise the status of sanitary inspectors. Consequently a provision that they should have certain qualifications has been inserted. I understand that this meets with the approval of the House.

Amendment agreed to.