§ 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.