HC Deb 11 November 1947 vol 444 c175
10. Mr. S. Shephard

asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement outlining the results of the Government's campaign for the recruitment of women into industry.

Mr. Isaacs

This campaign was conducted in 69 districts in which the shortage of female labour was most pronounced, and, since 1st June last, when the campaign was launched, until 30th September, 14,187 women have volunteered their services to the local offices of my Department. In addition more than 17,000 women are known to have obtained employment direct. This latter figure is incomplete and may in fact be considerably higher. I will circulate the figures showing the results in each region in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Shephard

What steps is the Minister taking with regard to young unmarried women without any responsibilities, who ought to be doing a job of work?

Mr. Isaacs

I think that, perhaps, the hon. Gentleman will find that this matter will be dealt with in answer to a Question which comes later on the Order Paper.

Following are the figures:

Region Volunteers Registered at L. O. Volunteers Direct approach to Employers.
London 1,383 426
South Western 3,061 311
Southern 424 434
Eastern 802 485
Midlands 3,382 2,216
North Midlands 1,088 1,826
East and West Ridings. 1,332 3,853
North Western 2,715 7,674
Totals 14,187 17,225