HC Deb 12 February 1931 vol 248 cc592-3

asked the Minister of Pensions what decision he has reached in regard to the proposal to discharge the women clerks from the women's branches of the pension issue office at Acton in order to make room for ex-service clerks redundant in other branches of that office and in other parts of the Ministry?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Mr. F. O. Roberts)

I am satisfied that the pension issue office is staffed with due regard to efficiency and economy, and that I could not accept the proposal to discharge women clerks from the women's branches of that office for the purpose suggested without violating pledges made and honoured in succession by my predecessors.


Is it not a fact that successive Ministers of Pensions have given pledges?


I have just referred to that fact, and I am not proposing to do anything.