§ 1. Mr. GEORGE LAMBERT
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many women were employed before the War, 1096 how many women are now employed, and how many women have replaced men in the Chatham, Devonport, and Portsmouth Dockyards?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
The number of women employed in Chatham, Devonport, and Portsmouth Dockyards at a date shortly prior to the War was 430. The number of women employed in the same dockyards at the end of August this year was 1,630, and the number is still being increased. The additional women have been engaged for the most part for work which was formerly performed by men.