HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 c1673
2. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the copies, which have been sent to him by the hon. Member for Cheltenham, of letters stating that women war workers in factories are not fully employed; and whether he will hold an inquiry into these allegations and take appropriate action?

Mr. Bevin

My hon. Friend has sent me two letters, one of which was anonymous and made statements in general terms which could not be tested; in the other case inquiry showed that there was no foundation for the complaint. I am writing to my hon. Friend to explain the circumstances more fully.

Mr. Lipson

Is my right hon. Friend aware that one reason I asked this Question was that these letters were published in the Press at the time of the campaign to encourage women to do part-time work? It was having a most serious effect on the campaign and I desired that publicity should be given to my right hon. Friend's reply.

Mr. Bevin