HC Deb 07 November 1916 vol 87 c40

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the calling up of further large numbers of men for Army service, he will consider setting up a Woman-Power Board to advise as to the national organisation and utilisation of the woman-power of this country?


No, Sir; I do not think it necessary to adopt this suggestion. The terms of reference to the Man-Power Board include the utilisation of woman-power, and the Board are taking active steps to carry out this part of their duties. A Central Advisory Committee on women's war employment has already been at work for some time under the chairmanship of my hon. Friend the Member for South Bedfordshire, and steps are being taken locally throughout the country to promote and organise the employment of women.