Mr. F. HALL
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that he is not prepared in the present circumstances to require local authorities to pay salaries in excess of what they themselves consider necessary for sanitary inspectors, in giving his approval to an appointment, he has any minimum; and. if so, what is it?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
The circumstances of sanitary districts differ so much as regards size. population and character that it would not be practicable to prescribe a minimum salary as a condition of sanction to the appointment of a sanitary inspector.
§ Mr. McENTEE
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of Article 18 of 2309W the Sanitary Officers Order, 1922, which requires a sanitary inspector to abstain wholly in his private business from any work arising out of or in any way connected with the discharge of his duties as a sanitary inspector, and in view of the fact that the salary of £98 per annum is supposed to include travelling expenses and office accommodation, an increased remuneration can be considered?
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
The question of an increase of salary is one for the local authority in the first instance. I am prepared to give sympathetic consideration to any proposal for a reasonable increase of salary that may be made to me by the local authority.