HC Deb 30 October 1918 vol 110 c1497W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he will, by introducing legislation or in some other way, remove the obstacles which their existing Royal charters put in the way of women being admitted as members of the three societies of chartered accountants in Scotland?


I am not aware to what extent there is a demand on the part of women for admission into the chartered accountants' societies. The usual procedure, in the event of these bodies desiring to amend their charters, would be that they should present an application to the Privy Council for this purpose, and I cannot, of course, anticipate the decision upon such an application, or express any views regarding it.