HC Deb 20 February 1917 vol 90 cc1170-1W

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the influx of women into industry, he will consider the advisability of setting up a special expert Commission, as a preliminary to the work of demobilisation, to inquire into the effect of different employments on the health and physique of women and girls?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The effects of the employment of women in the new industries into which they have been introduced during the War are being carefully noted by the inspectors of the Factory Department, and the information collected by the Department will be at the disposal of the Sub-Committee of the Reconstruction Committee which is considering the employment of women after the War. I do not think that any further expert inquiry is needed at the present time.