HC Deb 22 October 1942 vol 383 c2087
34. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of Health whether he will call for a return from all local authorities giving a list of the names of all their salaried officials, how many hold more than one appointment, details of each appointment so held, the salary and allowances received from each appointment, and the total received by each individual; and will he place a copy in the Library?

Mr. E. Brown

I should not be justified in asking local authorities to devote the time and labour required for the preparation of the suggested return.

Sir W. Smithers

In view of the fact that these figures are easily and readily available, does not the right hon. Gentleman think they would afford startling revelations not only to him but to the Chancellor of the Exchequer?

Mr. Brown

I think the hon. Gentleman is optimistic. One authority alone would have to consider more than 25,000 cases.