HC Deb 01 July 1926 vol 197 cc1323-4
31. Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the reason for holding an open competition for female writing assistants when many hundreds of ex-service men are under notice of dismissal; and whether he can see his way clear to cancel the examination announced for September next for female writing assistants from the ages of 16 to 17 years?


The examination to which my hon. Friend refers is being held to fill vacancies which exist in provincial offices for work of a simple routine character normally performed by, and specially appropriate to, women, and I do not see my way to adopt the suggestion in the last part of the question.