HC Deb 28 May 1936 vol 312 cc2190-1
57. Viscountess ASTOR

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, how many men and women, respectively, have been promoted to the administrative class from other classes of the Civil Service during the last five years and to which Departments they have been appointed?


Particulars of promotions to the rank of assistant principal, that is, the junior rank of the administrative class, during the five years ended the 31st March, 1936, are contained in a table which I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT. No central record is kept of the promotions to the higher ranks of the administrative class, and I am not, therefore, in a position to supply my hon. Friend with information under this head.

Viscountess ASTOR

Can the Financial Secretary assure the House that, although the Government will not give equal pay for equal work in the Civil Service, at least there will be equal opportunities of advancement for men and women?


Yes, Sir; equal opportunities are given for promotion.

Following is the table:

Department. Men. Women
Air Ministry 2
Colonial and Dominions Offices 3
Customs and Excise Department 6
Board of Education 1
Home Office 2
India Office 2
Ministry of Labour 1 1
Post Office 2
Board of Trade 1
War Office 2
22 1