§ Mr. MACKINDER
asked the Minister of Health if he has received the auditors' Report relating to the Bebbington and Brombrough Urban Council, which shows that the part-time clerk to the council was retired on a salary of £500 yearly, to be suspended as long as he holds his present position of law clerk, while his salary was only £400 yearly; what would have been the salary under the Civil Service scale; and why the Civil Service scale of compensation was not applied in this case?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
I have received the district auditors' report. I understand that the clerk received certain emoluments in addition to the salary and that these were taken into account in determining the compensation. The order of the county council constituting the new urban district applied the Civil Service scale, with a power to the district council to add years to the actual service in consideration of special circumstances.