§ 16. Mr. de Rothschild
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will take into consideration the case of those women teachers deprived of their posts as a result of the school evacuation; and whether he will amend the Schedule of Reserved Occupations so as to permit of their undertaking all suitable forms of National Service, and not only first-aid and nursing?
§ Mr. E. Brown
I have consulted my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Education and I am not aware that any appreciable number of women teachers in grant-earning schools have been deprived of their posts as a result of the school evacuation. I am, however, considering, in consultation with my right hon. Friend, whether any amendment of the Schedule is desirable to meet the case of women teachers who have lost their employment in private schools.