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Islington 1885

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Islington, Parish of St Mary]

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35
SECOND REPORT,
THE VESTRY OF ST. MARY, ISLINGTON.
TO THE SANITARY COMMITTEE.
Gentlemen,
In accordance with your further directions on the 16th
November, 1885, we beg to report as follows :—
1st. As regards the salaries of the Inspectors. In each case an
Inspector's salary commences with the minimum of 30s. per week, and
rises by annual increments of 2s. per week to a maximum of 40s.
This salary is in accordance with a scale fixed by the Vestry
twenty-one years ago (March, 1864), when two inspectors only were
employed in sanitary work.

they attained the maximum salaries of 40s. The Junior Inspector (Mr. Wilson) has, it will be seen, served the parish ten years, and the Senior Inspector (Mr. Pain) fourteen and a half years.

Dite of Appointment.Attained Maximum.
Mr. James B. Pain30th May, 187140s., 1877
Mr. George West6th February, 187440s., 1879
Mr. Jas. J. Jordan4th January, 187540s., 1880
Mr. Chas. T. Wilson26th November, 187540s., 1881
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Taking into consideration the salaries paid elsewhere, and the
more recent appointments in adjoining parishes, we arc of opinion that
no new Inspectors should be appointed at a salary less than £2 per week,
rising by five or ten annual instalments to a maximum of £3 per week.
If this suggestion be adopted, an addition of 10s. per week should,
it appears to us, be made in the salary of each of the four permanent
Inspectors, and another 10s. in two annual instalments of 5s. per week,
unless it shall be thought more equitable that these Inspectors, being


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