HC Deb 20 March 1923 vol 161 cc2321-2
20. Mr. HAYDAY

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether it is the intention to continue to employ women on pin-money wages in the regimental institutes and canteens at Aldershot, and as superintendents and travelling inspectors?


The wages of women employed in regimental institutes and canteens are not paid from public funds or fixed by the War Office. I have no information to show that they are other than fair wages. If the hon. Member has any such information, and will communicate it to me, I shall be happy to consider it.


Will the hon. Gentleman impress upon those responsible for the canteens the desirability of employing ex-service men, instead of women?


That recommendation has been urged by the War Office since the time the right hon. Gentleman was in office.