HC Deb 10 November 1921 vol 148 c630W
Major GLYN

asked the Minister of Health whether the wages and salaries of municipal workers throughout the country are being made subject to similar reductions in wages and salaries based upon the Board of Trade index cost-of-living figure as are workers in various industries and professions, including the Civil Service; and, if not, whether he will consider this matter, and urge upon local authorities the importance of reducing this item of expenditure, which would be based upon reductions elsewhere throughout the country and could not be considered other than fair?


I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a circular letter which I addressed to local authorities on this subject in August, indicating that the reduced scale of bonuses payable to civil servants from 1st September should be adopted for local authorities' officers. I do not get complete information as to the remuneration paid by local authorities to their officers, but I have not heard of any case in which the reduced scale of bonus has not been applied.