1. Miss Rathabone (for Mrs. Tate)
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in order to ascertain facts concerning the family responsibilities and financial commitments of employed women, he will give an assurance that information obtained during the interviewing of women for purposes of the call-up shall be recorded in such a manner as to be subsequently available?
Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise that these records of interviews both with men and women will be valuable in future for statistical use, in giving an indication of the available manpower and woman-power in the country, and that therefore they should be very carefully preserved?
Is it not possible to keep strictly personal matters confidential but to keep a record for purely statistical purposes?