HC Deb 03 July 1918 vol 107 cc1739-40W

asked the Postmaster-General why there is no uniform system of dilution in the women's branches of the departments under his control, seeing that in the Accountant-General's Department the women's clerical staff has been diluted with temporary labour, yet in the Savings Bank Department he has persistently refused to adopt a similar policy?


Temporary women clerks are employed in large numbers in the Savings Bank Department as well as in the Accountant-General's Department. They are allocated according to the requirements of the work, which are not identical in the two cases. There is no deliberate differentiation of policy such as the hon. Member suggests.