HC Deb 05 April 1938 vol 334 cc164-5
2. Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he proposes to take in relation to the memorial presented to him by the clerk to the conference held in Glasgow on 9th March, advocating the payment of expenses to members of district councils in Scotland?

Mr. Elliot

I shall carefully consider the memorial which was forwarded to me on 28th March. Legislation would be required before effect could be given to the resolution contained in the memorial, and I am not in a position meanwhile to make any statement on the subject.

Mr. Mathers

Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that the voluntary work which is put in by these councillors deserves consideration to the extent at least of relieving them of the out-of-pocket outlays and losses that they may incur?

Mr. Elliot

I will take all those matters into consideration.

Mr. Robert Gibson

Has the right hon. Gentleman in mind the framing of a comprehensive measure that would include not only district councillors but town councillors?

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