HC Deb 01 July 1921 vol 143 c2494W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Norwich union have appointed their clerk to the additional post of superintendent registrar; that the vacancy was never advertised; and that the clerk was already in receipt of more than £1,000; and whether, in view of the fact that there are large numbers of capable men out of employment and that this practice of appointing one man to fill several positions does not represent a saving but extra expense to the ratepayers, inasmuch as a higher salary received by the one individual carries with it a higher pension, he will advise the Norwich union that the post in question should be advertised and given to someone at present out of employment?


I have made inquiry into this case and as the appointment is expected to produce a saving on the rates I do not think I should be justified in taking any action.