HC Deb 15 March 1923 vol 161 c1771

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that certain women who failed to pass the recent women's examination have since been appointed to permanent posts as writing assistants without further examination; will he say how many such women have been appointed; and for what reason such action was taken?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Major Boyd-Carpenter)

Appointment as writing assistant was offered to candidates at the limited competition for the clerical class (women) who obtained marks from 549 to 525 inclusive, the number who accepted such appointment being 256. The appointment as writing assistants of these women, a number of whom had already been successful in the limited competition for the writing assistant class, was considered to be to the advantage of the public service.