§ 17. Mr. MONTAGUE
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the writing assistants employed at Kew very much dislike having to work machines for cancelling stamps during the cancelling periods, whereas the temporary women clerks are anxious to obtain this work; and whether, under these circumstances, during the forthcoming cancelling period, he will consider the employment of the existing temporary women staff on this work?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
The work is such as can properly be allotted to women writing assistants, and the employment upon it of officers of this grade or of women temporary clerks is regulated by the general requirements of the work of the office.