HC Deb 09 July 1975 vol 895 c164W
30. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will institute an independent inquiry into the salaries and responsibilities of chief officials in local government.

Mr. John Silkin

No. Local authorities determine the salaries and responsibilities of their chief officers. These authorities, together with the other employing bodies concerned, are now engaged on a joint review of the pay structures and relativities of top administrative posts in local government, the National Health Service, the water industry and the police.