Sir F. HALL
asked the Minister of Transport the number of women employed on the railways in the United Kingdom on 1st August, 1914, 11th November, 1918, and 1st March, 1920, respectively?
§ Mr. NEAL
The number of women employed on the railways on the 1st August, 1914, was about 12,000, and on the 11th November, 1918, about 66,000. I cannot give the number for so recent a date as the 1st of this month, but at the end of January last it was about 30,000. These are, however, only approximate figures.