§ Mr. LESLIE SCOTT
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state the reasons why, as successor to Miss Todd, the last lady inspector of boarded-out children in the Midland district, a lady was chosen who was unable to take up her duties for several months after her appointment; who has been doing her work in the meantime; in how many unions the boarded-out children 1323W have been inspected since Miss Todd's retirement; and whether, in view of the circumstances, he has caused any special report to be made to him as to the adequacy of the temporary arrangements which have been made in the interval?
§ Mr. BURNS
The lady inspector chosen to succeed Miss Todd was selected by me as being the most suitable candidate for the post. I am hoping she will be in a position to take up her appointment at an early date. As stated in my reply to the hon. Member on the 21st ultimo, alterations are being made in the inspectors' districts, but I find that a large number of institutions which would have been visited by Miss Todd have been visited by other inspectors, and I may say as regards this work that I am satisfied as to the adequacy of the temporary arrangements which have been made.