§ Mr. RAPER
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will state how many non-service men and how many women are employed in the Scientific and Industrial Research Department in a temporary capacity; and what steps he is 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?
I have been asked to answer this question. There are 70 non-service males and 118 women. Fifty-nine males, of whom 36 are juveniles, engaged on industrial work, and fall outside the scope of the question. Seven are boy clerks in process of being replaced Four of these are under notice. One hundred and nine women are not replaceable by service men. They are clinical thermometer testers, typists or charwomen. Two are women clerks under notice. Eleven men and women have specialised qualifications not possessed by the ex-service men referred to.