HC Deb 02 March 1944 vol 397 c1550
4. Captain Pluģģe

asked the Minister of Labour whether girls between 22 and 30 years of age working in factories are allowed to give up their posts on marriage.

Mr. Bevin

The fact that a woman is about to marry is not ordinarily regarded as justifying her being released from employment covered by an Essential Work Order or work to which she has been directed. She may, however, apply for permission to leave or for the direction to be withdrawn and her case will be considered on its merits. If she is aggrieved by the decision of a National Service Officer she has a right of appeal to a local appeal board.

Captain Pluģģe

In this connection, will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind the health of the future generation?

Mr. Bevin

Certainly, but the future generation do not always follow at a precise date after marriage.