§ 72. Major MILNER
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the rural district council of Maldon have 235 recently appointed an assistant sanitary inspector at a salary of £160 per annum; that, according to the terms of the advertisement inviting applications, the appointment would be made subject to the provisions of the Sanitary Officers (Outside London) Regulations, 1935; that, in addition to possessing one of the certificates set out in the before-mentioned regulations, candidates were required to have had experience in the administration of the Milk and Dairies Order, 1926, and the possession of the meat and food inspector's certificate would be considered an advantage; whether he has approved the appointment; how many applications were received; and whether he is satisfied that the salary paid is adequate remuneration for the services of a properly qualified sanitary inspector, especially having regard to the fact that the senior sanitary inspector also acts as surveyor?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
My right hon. Friend has no information as to this appointment. His approval is not required to the appointment of an assistant sanitary inspector.
§ Major MILNER
Will the hon. Gentleman inquire into it with a view to keeping up the standard of these appointments and ensuring reasonable remuneration being paid?
§ Major MILNER
If the hon. Gentle-man's Department desires to see proper remuneration paid to officers taking on these responsible duties, will he not inquire into it?