HC Deb 19 December 1934 vol 296 cc1150-1
53. Miss CAZALET

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of women holding posts in the Civil Service whose salaries are less than those of men whom they are supervising?


I regret that the information desired by my hon. Friend is not immediately available, and the extensive investigation which would be necessary in order to obtain it would not, I feel, be justified. The cases which my hon. Friend has in mind must, I think, be rare.


Does not the hon. Gentleman think that the position of these women as regards pay is both unfair and undignified, and will he take steps to see if he cannot rectify the position, even if there are only a few cases?


There may be a few cases, but it is equally possible that there are cases where men in a superior position are receiving less than men working under them.

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