HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 cc523-4
66. Major Milner

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Dorset County Council have recently advertised the appointment of an assistant inspector to carry out duties under the Milk and Dairies Order and the Housing (Rural Workers) Acts at a commencing salary of £150 per annum, rising subject to satisfactory service to £250 by annual increments of £10, applicants for which must possess the sanitary inspector's certificate; whether he is satisfied that the salary offered is adequate remuneration for the services of a properly qualified sanitary inspector; and, if not, will he take steps to see that a higher remuneration is paid for these services?

Sir K. Wood

I am aware of the terms of the advertisement to which the hon. Member refers, but the appointment is not one which requires my approval. The salary payable is a matter within the discretion of the county council.

Major Milner

Can the right hon. Gentleman explain what an "assistant inspector" is, when according to my information no other inspector has been appointed?

Sir K. Wood

I will make inquiries.