HC Deb 02 April 1919 vol 114 c1190
55. Lieutenant-Colonel Lord HENRY CAVENDISH-BENTINCK

asked whether, in view of the large number of women workers who are drawing unemployment benefit, and taking into consideration the urgent need for wood and light iron work and other materials necessary for their housing policy, the Government will give in the national factories temporary employment of this character to women workers, thus substituting for a wasteful policy one which meets the national necessity of the time?


I have been asked to reply to this question. The policy of the Government as to the use of these factories has already been announced, and I have nothing to add in that respect. I am, however, taking all possible steps to stimulate the employment of women in suitable occupations.