HC Deb 24 May 1922 vol 154 c1243W

asked the Prime Minister the present duties of the Under-Secretary for Health for Scotland; whether they are sufficient to occupy him for any reasonable amount of time; and whether he will consider the desirability of abolishing the position to save public money?


In terms of the Scottish Board of Health Act, 1919, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health is responsible under the Secretary for Scotland for the administration of the Scottish Board of Health in the exercise and performance of their powers and duties under the Act, and he is Vice-President of the Board by virtue of his office. In view of the position as regards housing, the duties of the office are not now so onerous as was anticipated when the Act was passed. Instead, however, of abolishing the office, the better course may be to extend the range of the duties of the

Year ending 31st March. No. of writs presented. Total fees paid. Amount paid in Salaries, Earnings and Bonus. Number of staff employed (actual).
£ £
1918 28,818 24,562 29,594* 116
1919 32,962 27,580 34,544* 152
1920 49,937 47,319 50,304 197
1921 59,772 51,721 70,106 225
1922 50,614 (approx.) 48,745 65,675 233
* These amounts include payments made to members of the staff who were on active service.