HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc706-7W

asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry if he can state how many girl clerks are now employed at the Royal Air Force record department at Blandford; whether special trains are still run from Bournemouth; and whether greater economy could be exercised in this work?

Major-General SEELY

In answer to the first part of my hon. Friend's question, the number of women clerks and typists employed at Blandford on the 30th September, 1919, was 669. The reply to the second part is in the affirmative, and to the last part that all economy possible is being secured and the station reduced as rapidly as the needs of demobilisation in the way of records permit.