§ Mr. MACQUISTEN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions whether three ladies, assistants to controllers, of independent means are being retained at Earl's Court while ex service men and women who are dependent on their earnings are being dismissed; and whether the Minister will inquire into this matter?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
The cases of a few women employed in the Ministry who are stated to be of independent means, and probably include those referred to by the hon. Member, are at present being enquired into, with a view, in the event of their being found independent, to replacement by ex-service men or by women who are dependent on their earnings.