§ Captain ELLISTON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will inquire into the position of the medical officer of the York City School Medical Department who, having been denied the salary recommended by the Askwith memorandum on salaries of whole-time public health officers, will now, on retirement, be further penalised by a consequent reduction in the amount payable to him by way of superannuation?
§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
The rate of salary paid to a school medical officer is a matter primarily within the discretion of a local education authority, and my Noble Friend is not prepared to interfere with that discretion unless the salary paid appears to be either unduly extravagant, or so low as to be likely to endanger the efficiency of the service. There is no ground for supposing that the latter is the case in York.