HC Deb 24 July 1959 vol 609 c1686

Lords Amendment: In page 2, line 24, leave out "fees" and insert "remuneration."

11.8 a.m.

The Minister of Health (Mr. Derek Walker-Smith)

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

This perhaps is a little more than a drafting Amendment. It has been inserted because it was doubtful whether the word "fees" would enable the regional chairmen of tribunals, who will, of course, have a considerable amount of administrative work to do in addition to dealing with particular cases, to be paid an annual inclusive salary for their services. The word "remuneration" clearly allows this, if it is found a suitable method when the amount of work falling on the tribunals is known. It is also wide enough to allow payment by fees when suitable.

Question put and agreed to.—[Special Entry.]