HC Deb 22 February 1912 vol 34 c738

asked the Postmaster-General how many women are employed in the money order department, Manor Gardens, Holloway; and if he can give any forecast of the number of positions at present occupied by women clerks which will be replaced ultimately by the new grade of assistant women clerks at a lower rate of pay.


The answer to the first part of the question will be circulated with the Votes. In answer to the second part of the question I have to state that I am not in a position to give any forecast of the kind suggested, but I may say that I do not propose, pending the investigations of the promised Select Committee of this House, to effect any general replacement by female assistant clerks of the second class women clerks now engaged on elementary work. The replacement will be gradual only, as vacancies occur. [See Written Answers this date.]


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he purposes adding any more assistant women clerks before the Committee has considered the matter and reported upon it?


That is the question I have just answered.