Local, Authority Clerks (Compensation for Loss of Office)

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons on 15th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Gilbert Gledhill Mr Gilbert Gledhill , Halifax

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the, part-time clerk to the Elland Urban District Council has received compensation for loss of office upon relinquishing his position as part-time clerk to be replaced by a full-time clerk when Elland Urban District Council amalgamated with the urban district of Greetland and Stainland; that the part-time clerk to the Sowerby Bridge Urban District Council has been refused compensation for loss of office due to similar reasons upon amalgamation with the urban district of Midgley and Luddenden Foot; and whether he will take steps to have the provisions of the County of York West Riding Review Orders, 1937 and 1939, applied equally to each case?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I have no jurisdiction in regard to compensation payable under the Orders mentioned except on an appeal to me in accordance with the provisions of the Fourth Schedule to the Local Government Act, 1933. The first case referred to has not come before me. The second case was the subject of an appeal, but, as the officer concerned was not transferred by either of the Orders, the provisions in the Orders relating to relinquishment of office within five years were not applicable, and accordingly the appeal failed.