COTTON SPINNING INDUSTRY (SPINDLES BOARD).
§ 62. Mr. H. G. WILLIAMS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention, has been drawn to the fact that the Cotton Spindles Board have advertised for a chartered or incorporated accountant at a salary of £400 per annum; and whether he has satisfied himself that a first-rate accountant can be obtained for this salary?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
I would invite my hon. Friend's attention to paragraph 11 of the Schedule to the Cotton Spinning Industry Act, 1936, under which the Spindles Board are authorised to employ such officers as they think fit. The decision as to the qualifications of candidates for appointment rests, therefore, with the Spindles Board, and not with the Board of Trade.
§ Mr. WILLIAMS
Does the right hon. Gentleman think that £400 a year is an adequate assessment of the importance of this post?