§ 39. Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of disabled ex-service men employed in Government Departments in London as office keepers, store keepers, and messengers who were over 65 years of age at the 31st of March last?
The information immediately available does not enable me to say how many of the 45,985 disabled ex-service men employed by Government Departments answer to the description in my hon. Friend's question, but the number must be very small indeed.
§ 41. Sir FRANK SANDERSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if, in view of the large number of ex-service men in the Civil Service who are being passed on to the books of the Joint Substitution Board, he will consider the retention of such ex-service men in substitution for temporary women clerks at present engaged in the Civil Service?
The work on which the remaining temporary women clerks in the Civil Service are employed is of the kind accepted by the Southborough Committee as peculiarly appropriate to, or normally performed by women. There is therefore no scope for the further substitution which the hon. Member suggests.