§ 60. Mr. HUTCHISON
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that a woman civil servant in his Department will be retained in the service at her own request subsequent to her marriage; and, as her future husband is also a civil servant in the Ministry of Labour, on what grounds is the retention of this woman civil servant sanctioned?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
It is the fact that a woman officer has applied to be retained in the Department after marriage, and that this permission, after full consideration of her qualifications, has been granted. The decision has been taken in accordance with the Treasury Regulation of the 26th August, 1921, on the ground that the retention of the officer in question after marriage is in the interests of the public service.
§ Mr. HUTCHISON
Is it not a fact that the work Nvihich this woman undertakes could be done equally well by a man?