HC Deb 24 February 1920 vol 125 cc1473-4
31. Viscount CURZON

asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether the Air Ministry are now employing women in any area to discharge the duties formerly carried out by the Women's Royal Air Force?


About 300 women are at present employed on work of a character similar to that formerly carried out by members of the Women's Royal Air Force. The employment of women is restricted to cases where, in view of the temporary nature of the work, the expense and delay of training male personnel to replace them is not considered justifiable.

Viscount CURZON

Is it intended to continue the employment of these women in these posts; and, if so, for how long?


The shortness of time makes it of very little good to attempt to employ disabled soldiers, who would lose their work shortly after they had found it

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