HC Deb 28 February 1955 vol 537 cc218-9W
Mr. Burden

71, 72 and 73. asked the Minister of Fuel and Power (1) the average scale of remuneration of local fuel officers; and the total annual cost of staff employed in those offices;

  1. (2) what rental was paid for accommodation occupied by local fuel offices for the year ended 31st December, 1951, and for the year ended 31st December, 1954, respectively;
  2. (3) how many local fuel officers were employed in England and Wales on 31st December, 1951;and the total number employed on 31st December, 1954.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

There were 1,256 and 793 local fuel overseers on 31st December, 1951 and 31st December, 1954, respectively, whose salaries ranged from£465 to£1,050 per annum for full-time officers and from£100 to£200 per annum for part-time officers. The total cost to public funds of the salaries and wages of overseers and their staffs is currently estimated at about£800,000 per annum. The rental paid for accommodation was about£32.000 for 1951 and£33,500 for 1954.