HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 cc1448-9W
Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the Minister of Health the fee or other remuneration paid under the National Registration Act, 1939, to central national registration officers, local national registration officers, supervisors for enumeration areas, and enumerators, respectively; and what arrangements have been made to meet necessary expenditure arising out of their work, namely, for premises, heating, and lighting?

Mr. Elliot

The central national registration officer for England and Wales is an officer of the Registrar-General's Department and receives no special remuneration for this appointment. In the case of local national registration officers, an allowance has been made upon a sliding scale based on population to cover the remuneration of the officer and all his expenses, including staff and premises, in the stages of the work up to and including the completion of the initial registration. The reasonable expense of any special arrangements necessitated by war conditions is excepted from this scale and is separately repayable. As regards the subsequent maintenance work, reasonable expenses are repayable for a temporary period until the extent of the work involved is sufficiently known to enable an equitable scale of allowances to be devised. The fees for enumerators consist of a fixed fee of £2 together with a sum at the rate of 6s. per 100 population enumerated over the first 100. In some areas a travelling allowance is also payable.