HC Deb 27 February 1922 vol 151 c56W
Viscount EDNAM

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many non-service men and how many women are employed in the Registrar-General (England) 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?


I have been asked to reply. There are 13 non-service temporary men in the General Register Office and Census Office. Five of these have passed the recent examination for entrance to the Civil Service, and are awaiting certification to permanent appointment by the Civil Service Commission. The cases of the remaining eight men have been considered by the Sub-committee appointed in terms of the Lytton Report, who recommend their retention on the grounds of special hardship. All vacancies will be filled by ex-service men through the Joint Substitution Board. There are 208 women employed in the same offices, including typists, girl card punchers and sorters. Of these, 206 are employed on work particularly appropriate to women, and the remaining two are retained on grounds of special qualifications, and their retention is concurred in by the Lytton Sub-committee.