HC Deb 28 June 1932 vol 267 c1633
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?


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.


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?


If my hon. Friend will communicate with me, I shall be glad to go into the matter with him.