HC Deb 15 September 1939 vol 351 c906W
Sir R. Acland

asked the Minister of Health, whether he will make a statement showing which paid posts in the recently created Government organisations may and which may not be occupied by elected members of local authorities?

Mr. Elliot

The general position is that a member of a local authority is disqualified for being appointed by that authority to any paid office, but this disqualification has been removed by section 10 of the Local Government Staffs (War Service) Act, 1939, as regards employment in any service established under the Civil Defence Acts, 1937 and 1939. I will look into the position in relation to any particular paid post which the hon. Member has in mind.