§ Viscount EDNAM
asked the President of the Board of Education how many non-service men and how many women are employed in the Board of Education Department in a temporary capacity; and what steps is he taking to secure that the posts held by such personnel shall be filled by ex-service men who have been discharged from Government Departments and are now awaiting re-allocation?
§ Mr. FISHER
There are at present one non-service man and 45 women employed in a temporary capacity in administrative and clerical posts. There are, in addition, 54 temporary women typists. The scheme of re-organisation of the staff of the Department recently approved by the Treasury, which is not yet in operation, provides for the employment of 162 temporary men clerks and 40 temporary women clerks. All the posts of temporary men clerks will be filled by ex-service men.