HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 cc201-2
17. Commander Viscount CURZON

asked the Secretary of State for War how many women are now employed by the War Office on duties formerly performed by the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps, Women's Legion, and the Army Service Corps, women motor drivers, in England and France, respectively; and by what date their demobilisation will be finally completed?


There are at present 62 officials and members of the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps employed in France on duties in connection with graves registration, etc. The term of engagement of all these women expires on 31st July next. All members of the Women's Legion, Royal Army Service Corps, have been demobilized, with the exception of one official who is temporarily retained to hand over records. There are two women at home, and about 10 in France temporarily employed as civilian drivers of War Department mechanical transport vehicles. In addition, there are a certain number of women civilians temporarily employed in the commands on clerical duties which were formerly performed by members of the Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. The numbers of these could not be given without an enquiry throughout all commands.

Viscount CURZON

May we take it that no women seen in uniform are really employed on military duties, with the exception of those the right hon. Gentleman mentions?


That would appear to be a reasonable inference, but I am not quite sure that there may not be some other cases.