HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 c611W
Major Milner

asked the Minister of Health whether he can now state what action he proposes to take to remedy the unsatisfactory conditions to which reference is made in the report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Anti-Tuberculosis Service in Wales and Monmouthshire, especially as regards the low salaries paid to sanitary inspectors and inadequate travelling allowances; the appointment of unqualified persons as sanitary inspectors; the failure on the part of local authorities to accept the advice of their officers; the holding of multiple appointments by sanitary inspectors; the registration of cow-keepers and dairymen without regard to the condition of their premises; and the inadequacy of staff for the purposes of meat inspection and other duties?

Mr. Elliot

As I have stated in answer to previous questions, I have asked for the observations of the local authorities in Wales on these and other issues arising out of the report; and as soon as I have received their observations, I propose to arrange a conference at which these matters will be fully discussed.