§ 116. Sir S. HOARE
asked the Minister of Labour whether the women who have worked throughout the War in the Army Pay Office, and are now on the point of dismissial, will be entitled to unemployment donation?
§ Mr. WARDLE
I understand that the women referred to in the question have been employed in the Army Pay Office in a civilian capacity. The civilian out-of-work donation scheme terminates to-day, and, therefore, the women will not be entitled to out-of-work donation if and when they are subsequently discharged. I may, however, add that officials of the Employment Exchanges throughout the country are in close touch with the. various Army pay offices, and that in respect of previous discharges a considerable measure of success has attended the efforts of the Exchange to find the women suitable employment. These efforts will, of course, continue.
§ Colonel J. WARD
Is it not the fact that these women are really doing; the work that used to be done by the ordinary soldier in the Pay Department?