HC Deb 13 June 1921 vol 143 cc10-1
52. Major HILLS

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he can now say when a day will be given to discuss the position of women in the Civil Service?


I regret that I am not in a position to name a day.


Can the right hon. Gentleman not say at what time we can get this Debate? Is he aware it has been very often postponed in deference to the wishes of the Government, and is he also aware that there is an examination fixed for the end of July, making it important this question should be settled?


I am aware the question is one of great importance and that it was postponed—I think before Easter—probably to meet the convenience of the Government. I am very sorry I cannot yet fix a day. I think if my hon. Friend considers the state of business he will recognise the difficulty of fixing a day.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware we have too many civil servants at present?