HC Deb 16 December 1929 vol 233 c948
75. Viscountess ASTOR

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total numbers of women who resigned from the Civil Service on marriage during the years 1926, 1927 and 1928, showing the grades in which they were employed immediately prior to resignation, together with the total number of women employed in each grade?


I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT such information as is available in reply to this question.

Following is the information:

The total number of established non-industrial women civil servants to whom marriage gratuity was paid in the calendar year 1928 was 1,550. Marriage gratuity is payable after six years' service. The average number of established non-industrial women civil servants in that year was 44,716. In the financial year 1926, 52 established shorthand typists and 80 established typists retired with marriage gratuities, and in the financial year 1927 87 and 77 respectively. The number of established shorthand typists on 1st April, 1928, was 1,917 and of established typists 1,723.

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