HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c809
40. Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Home Secretary whether all the aliens tribunals are still functioning and being paid; and whether he can give an estimate of when this expenditure will come to an end?

Sir J. Anderson

Many of the tribunals have already completed their work, the majority will be able to finish during December, and is is expected that the remainder will have finished by the end of next month.

Viscountess Astor

Is it the case that although qualified women who speak foreign languages are available, there is not one woman working on these tribunals, and will the Minister say why that should be so?