HC Deb 27 July 1950 vol 478 cc125-6W
102. Mr. Amory

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that the existing Exchequer equalisation grant formula has resulted in increasing the differential between the highest and lowest rated counties instead of decreasing it, he will revise the formula in order to remove the present anomalies and inequalities as between counties.

Mr. Bevan

The difference between the highest and lowest average rates in counties has substantially decreased since the introduction of the Exchequer Equalisation Grant. I would ask the hon. Member to await the review of the working of the grant in the year of the first

employment. Appointments of sanitary inspectors are made by local authorities. I am accordingly in no position to ensure the employment as such of any person. Employing authorities must advertise vacancies and I am sure they may be relied upon to give due consideration to applications from ex-Service men.