§ Mr. SWAN
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the discontent amongst the health visitors as to the inadequate salaries that they are being paid, which is considered to be incompatible with the vital national service which they perform; and if he will endeavour to get such remuneration paid to them as will promote the highest standard of efficiency in the service?
§ Sir A. MOND
I have received representations that the salaries of some health visitors are inadequate. I agree that these officers discharge duties of great value to the State, but, subject to the necessary services being adequately performed, I do not think that in present circumstances I ought to require local authorities to pay salaries in excess of what they themselves consider necessary.