§ Sir R. NEWMAN
asked the Minister of Health on what grounds the regrading scheme of the health insurance officers in his Department reduced the maximum of the grade by £20 in the case of women, while increasing it by £50 in the case of the men, thus adopting the scale of the lower clerical grade of the Reorganisation 1378W Report; and why this grade of women, appointed in 1912 with the same maximum as their male colleagues doing the same work, should have their scale reduced to conform to the recommendations of a Committee whose terms of reference were restricted to the clerical grades of the service, seeing that their work is not clerical, and that their former scale bore no relation to the scale of the former women clerks?
§ Sir A. MOND
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Plymouth (Viscountess Astor) on 12th April last, of which I am sending a copy to him.