§ Mr. COMYNS-CARR
asked the Minister of Health how many persons are employed on duties of inspection under the Ministry of Health, and at what annual cost, classified in each case according to the purpose of the inspection?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
The number of officers of the Ministry of Health at present engaged on duties of inspection is 499, their annual salaries for 1923–24, including bonus, amounting to £231,174. Classified according to the nature of the work on which they are engaged the figures are as follows:—
No. Salaries, including Bonus. £ *Insurance Inspectorate 407 157,882 Poor Law and General Inspectors 23 20,580 Engineering 17 18,891 Inspection of alkali, etc., works 8 6,558 Housing and town planning 32 20,526 Maternity and child welfare work 5 1,738 Inspection of institutions for the blind 2 1,923 Inspection of canal boats 1 796 Inspection of public cleansing and salvage 1 764 Inspection of work of vaccination officers 1 816 Grading and certification of milk 2 700 Total 499 231,174 * This includes 73 officers employed on unemployment insurance work, which the Ministry of Health has undertaken as agents for the Ministry of Labour.