§ Commander BELLAIRS
asked the Minister of Health, in view of the fact that many councils are prepared to pay their clerks remuneration for the large amount of extra work entailed by the housing scheme but will not allow this to be charged to the rates, as thereby the 1d. rate allowed would be exceeded, whether he will consider the opinion of the council for the rural district of Maidstone that the clerk should be reasonably remunerated, the cost of which should be charged to the housing accounts?485W
§ Sir A. MOND
I have already approved the payment to the clerk to the Maidstone Rural District Council of £100 in connection with his services on the local housing scheme, the cost of which is chargeable to the housing account, and I am of opinion, after careful consideration, that, having regard to the size of the scheme, this amount is adequate.