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Medical Officers Of Health (Wales And Monmouthshire)

Volume 65: debated on Thursday 30 July 1914

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asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will give a list of local authorities in Wales and Monmouthshire employing full-time medical officers of health and of the salaries payable in each case; and whether he has made or will make representations to local authorities in favour of the appointment of such officers?

The Local Government Board, in December, 1910, issued a general Memorandum to local authorities other than county councils in which they pointed out the advantages of appointing medical officers of health who are not to engage in private practice, and urged the authorities of small districts to combine with their neighbours to secure such an officer. It is their practice to bring this view to the notice of local authorities when a new appointment is to be made. Under the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909, a medical officer of health appointed by a county council after the passing of that Act may not engage in private practice. The following list gives the names of the authorities in Wales and Monmouthshire whose medical officers of health do not engage in private practice—

Name of Authority.Salary of Medical Officer of Health.
County Councils:
Brecknockshire£166 13 4
Carnarvonshire£166 13 4
* Including salary as School Medical Officer.
The above salaries, except in the case of Flintshire and Merionethshire, are those paid to the officers in respect of their duties as Medical Officers of Health only.

Name of Authority.Salary of Medical Officer of Health.
County Boroughs:—
Cardiff Town Council£800
Cardiff Port Sanitary Authority
Merthyr Tydvil Town Council£500
Newport (Mon.) Town Council£500–550
Newport Port Sanitary Authority
Swansea Town Council£300
Other Boroughs:—
Llanelly Town Council£246
Other Urban Districts:—
Aberdare Urban District Council£400
Abertillery Urban District Council£200–10–250
Gelligaer Urban District Council£350
Mountain Ash Urban District Council£100–25–200
Pontypridd Urban District Council£300–10–350
Rhondda Urban District Council£550
Rural District:—
Neath Rural District Council£350
Combined Appointments:—
Carnarvon Town Council£486
Pwellheli Town Council
Criccieth Urban District Council
Ynyscynhaiarn Urban District Council
Deudraeth Rural District Council
Dwyran Rural District Council
Glaslyn Rural District Council
Gwyrfai Rural District Council
Lleyn Rural District Council
Bangor Town Council
Conway Town Council
Bethesda Urban District Council
Bettws-y-coed Urban District Council
Llandudno Urban District Council
Llanfairfechan Urban District Council
Llanrwst Urban District Council

Name of Authority.Salary of Medical Officer of Health.
Combined Appointment—cont.
Penmaenmawr Urban District Council£509
Aethwy Rural District Council
Conway Rural District Council
Geirionydd Rural District Council
Glan Conway Rural District Council
Llanrwst Rural District Council
Ogwen Rural District Council
Wrexham Town Councils£330
Wrexham Rural District Council