HC Deb 29 July 1930 vol 242 cc261-2
30. Mr. MARCUS

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what municipal, local government, and other public officers in Scotland have security of tenure of office respectively; and what are the titles and sections of the Acts or Orders which provide that protection?


As the list is some-what long, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate the reply in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the list:

The undermentioned officers of county and town councils in Scotland are not removable from office except by or with the consent of the Court or a Government Department:

Officers and Statutory or other Provision.

The town clerks of Royal burghs—(Common Law).

Medical officers of health and sanitary inspectors—Public Health (Scotland) Act, 1897, Section 15.

Medical practitioners in the Highlands and Islands appointed by the county council for the purposes of the duties of the council as public assistance authority—Highlands and Islands (Medical Services) Grant Act, 1913, Section 3 (5).

Medical officers of poorhouses—Poor Law (Scotland) Act, 1845, Section 66.

Inspectors of poor—Poor Law (Scotland) Act, 1845, Section 56.

Medical superintendents of sanatoria—Orders made under Section 64 (3) of the National Insurance Act, 1911.

Public analysts—Food and Drugs (Adulteration) Act, 1928, Sections 15 and 35.

Veterinary inspectors—Milk and Dairies (Scotland) Act, 1914, Section 3.

Medical superintendents of certified institutions for mental defectives—Mental Deficiency and Lunacy (Scotland) Act (General Boards) Regulations 1914, Paragraph 56 (1) (c.)

Registrars of births, deaths and marriages—Registration of Births, etc. (Scotland) Act, 1854, Section 15.

Under Section 1 of the Police Appeals Act, 1927, police officers have a right of appeal to the Secretary of State against dismissal by the police authority.