HC Deb 03 April 1917 vol 92 cc1134-5W

asked the Minister of Munitions if he is aware that a woman has been appointed to test the measurements of parts of aeroplanes at the works of the Martinnyde Aeroplane Company; and, if so, what qualifications she possesses that fit her for this position?


The company referred to have two aeroplane works. Seven women viewers of the Aeronautical Inspection Department are stationed at one and one at the other. Women have now been employed in the Aeronautical Inspection Department on the examination of aeroplane parts since July, 1915, and have been found satisfactory for the class of work upon which they are engaged. They work under close supervision and have no discretion in tile carrying out of their instructions.