HC Deb 01 August 1923 vol 167 cc1509-10W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that a large number of sanitary inspectors are receiving less remuneration than those paid to skilled artisans whose work the inspectors have to supervise; and whether in sanctioning the salaries to be paid to sanitary inspectors this point receives consideration?


All relevant circumstances are considered in sanctioning the salaries proposed for sanitary inspectors. I would point out, however, that the duties of sanitary inspectors as such do not involve the routine supervision of skilled artisans, that sanitary inspectors are paid yearly salaries and have some security of tenure, and that most of them receive a higher remuneration than is ordinarily earned by skilled artisans, even if they were continuously employed.

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