HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 c1366
25. Mr. Piratin

asked the Minister of Health what salary and expenses are paid to clerks of executive councils under the National Health Service; and to whom these clerks are responsible.

Mr. Bevan

Clerks of executive councils receive salaries based on the population of their areas and the usual travelling and subsistence allowances. They are responsible to their councils.

Mr. Piratin

May I ask the Minister, for the guidance of the House, whether we may ask him Questions regarding the work of these clerks of the councils and whether he can get such information from their respective executive councils?

Mr. Bevan

Subject to your Ruling in this matter, Mr. Speaker, I am responsible for the administration of the whole of the National Health Service Act. All the various bodies are, in that respect, subordinate to the Minister; the Minister is subordinate to the House, and Questions may be put to me about anything concerning it.

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