76. Mr. DAVISON
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the duties discharged by the sanitary inspectors of the various councils within the county of London are not of a uniform character; if so, whether he is aware that the Metropolitan borough of Shoreditch are proposing to appoint two male sanitary inspectors at a salary of £250 per annum rising by two annual increments of £25 each to a maximum of £300 per annum, while the Metropoiltan borough of Islington are proposing to appoint two sanitary inspectors at a commencing salary of £148 per annum rising by annual increments of £6 to £184 and then by two annual increments of £8 to £200 plus a war bonus of £50 per annum; whether the salary offered by the Islington borough council is an adequate one; and whether he is prepared to withhold his sanction to the appointments in question until the salary has been brought into conformity with that offered by the borough of Shoreditch?
§ Major ASTOR
The duties discharged by sanitary inspectors in London are of a uniform character. My right hon. Friend has not heard of the proposed new appointments referred to in the question, but if the Local Government Board's sanction is sought to these appointments, he will consider the adequacy of the remuneration offered.