HC Deb 31 October 1916 vol 86 c1596W

asked the Minister of Munitions what steps he is taking, apart from advertisements, to bring home to the public the need for a much larger number of women workers?


The Labour Supply Department of the Ministry of Munitions has a large staff of technical investigators throughout the country whose duty it is to visit firms engaged on munition work and to arrange for the introduction of women on suitable processes. The inspectors are kept constantly informed of all processes found suitable for women, and all possible measures are taken to impress upon firms engaged on munition work the importance of employing women as extensively as possible.