HC Deb 17 October 1916 vol 86 c352

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a number of men are employed at the Royal Courts of Justice in selling stamps for legal purposes; that the hours of attendance are from 10 to 4; and that the duties are of so light a character that the men's time is not fully occupied; whether any of these men are of military age; and, if so, could their work be equally well performed by women?


I am not aware of the number of men or of the conditions of the employment of the men referred to by my hon. Friend. I would remind him that the Man-Power Distribution Board has announced that they have under consideration further measures for the release of men of military age from Government Departments, and no doubt the employé s to whom my hon. Friend refers will come under the notice of that Board in the course of their investigations.