HC Deb 10 June 1943 vol 390 cc821-2
8. Major Sir Adrian Baillie

asked the Minister of Labour whether if priority substitutes, sent to help professional men, are always selected because they possess knowledge of the type of work they are asked to undertake; and whether, in case experience proves this not to be so, he will consider representations on the subject?

Mr. Bevin

Persons submitted by my local offices to fill vacancies for substitutes are selected, as far as practicable, because of their suitability to perform the work which they will be required to do. In particular, women in the older age groups under the Registration for Employment Order who have had experience in professional offices are specially earmarked for submission to substitute vacancies in comparable work.

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