71. Viscountess ASTOR
asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware that on the 29th April, 1926, a deputation waited upon the chief registrar of His Majesty's Land Registry, and presented a claim on behalf of certain of his women staff; that the claim was promised early and careful consideration; that up till now it has neither been accepted nor rejected, nor have alternative proposals been put to the staff; and whether, in these circumstances, he will arrange for an early statement of the official position to be made?
§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir Douglas Hogg)
I presume that the Noble Lady refers to a claim made on behalf of certain typists that they should be graded as clerical officers. I understand that discussions have been proceeding with the association concerned, but it has not yet been possible to reach a decision owing to the matter having involved a larger question concerning the reorganisation of the Department in order to cope with the vastly increased work due to recent legislation. It is hoped to communicate a decision on the matter at an early date.