§ 42. Major MILNER
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the rural district of Louth (Lines), comprising an area of approximately 145,000 acres, has been without the services of a properly qualified sanitary inspector for about two months; that at the present time a young man, 24 years of age, who does not hold the required qualification under Article 20 of the Sanitary Officers (Outside London) Regulations, 1935, is acting as temporary sanitary inspector; whether he is satisfied that the sanitary administration of the district is being properly carried out; and whether he will take steps to see that a properly qualified and experienced officer is appointed to the position at the earliest possible moment, and that a reasonable salary is offered for the appointment?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I have no information as to the qualifications of the temporary sanitary inspector, but I have approved the proposals of the rural district council for the appointment of a permanent inspector and am now awaiting particulars of the appointment.
§ Sir K. WOOD
I think that is a matter for the authorities, but I will make inquiries and inform the hon. and gallant Member.
§ Major MILNER
Does the right hon. Gentleman not realise that he has the responsibility of ensuring that sanitary inspectors are fully qualified?
§ Mr. LIDDALL
Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that this constituency is at present represented by a most capable and industrious Member, who is quite capable of dealing with any matter of sufficient local importance to warrant the intervention of a Member of Parliament?