HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 c35
72. Lady Noel-Buxton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, as the National Agricultural Advisory Service is open to both sexes, whether women officers of his Department, or other suitably qualified women, will be consulted in the short listing of applicants, and will sit on the select committees set up to interview candidates.

Mr. T. Williams

The selection of candidates for this service is being conducted by the Civil Service Commissioners in association with my Department. The preliminary examination of the applications will be carried out by suitably qualified persons, and the Selection Boards will, if possible, always include a woman member when women candidates are interviewed.