§ Colonel Carver
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that various local authorities advertise for billeting officers asking them to state what salary is required; and whether he has evolved any appropriate scale of such salaries to avoid undesirable competition?
§ Mr. E. Brown
Billeting officers are normally unpaid volunteers. If, however, my hon. Friend has in mind full-time officials taking charge of arrangements for the reception of evacuated persons in an area, it would not be practicable to prescribe any scale of salaries for these officers, as their duties and responsibilities vary very greatly according to the size of the area and the number of evacuated persons billeted there. These officers are comparable with other full-time local government officials, for whom in general no salary scales are prescribed.