HC Deb 08 December 1936 vol 318 cc1828-9

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many temporary female staff are employed in the office of the director of stamping, Inland Revenue Department; for what periods these women have been so employed; and what steps are being taken to have applied to them the principle laid down by the Royal Commission on the Civil Service, 1929-31, and the agreement reached on the National Whitley Council designed to restrict the employment of staffs in temporary capacities for long periods in the Government service?

Lieut.-Colonel C0LVILLE

As the answer contains a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

There are 135 unestablished women in the office of the Director of Stamping in the Inland Revenue Department. Of these 11 are unfitted for, or do not desire, establishment, and three others are about to be established. Of the remaining 121:

Representations on the question of establishing these women have been made by the appropriate staff association, who have been invited to discuss the matter with representatives of the Department. But I must not be taken as accepting the suggestion that the case is one in which a wider extension of the system of establishment is supported by the report of the Royal Commission or by any agreement reached on the National Whitley Council.