§ 33. Mr. DICKIE
asked the Minister of Health whether his Department in all cases remits the fine payable by any member of a local authority who resigns on accepting a salaried appointment under such council; and, if not, on what principle the decision of his Department is based?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
My right hon. Friend cannot find that a case of this kind has come before the Department during the last five years. He would mention that, as the law now stands, it is not essential for a councillor who proposes to become a candidate for office to resign: and it is not within my right hon. Friend's power to require him to do so.
§ Mr. DICKIE
Can the hon. Member give any information with regard to an appointment recently made by the Stanley Urban District Council in the county of Durham?