HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 c1089
3. Viscountess Davidson

asked the Minister of Works if, in view of the present housing crisis, he will consider the employment in the building industry of women who have learnt, during the war, many of the trades, such as carpentering, painting and electrical wiring, which are essential to the building of houses.

The Minister of Works (Mr. Tomlinson)

Women may be employed in these occupations under the conditions laid down in the industrial agreements made in 1941 and 1942, respectively, by the National Joint Council for the Building Industry and by the National Joint Industrial Council for the Electrical Contracting Industry.

Captain Crowder

Can the Minister say how many women are employed in this industry?

Mr. Tomlinson

Not without notice.

Back to