§ Lieut.-Colonel HURST
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, so long as temporary male clerks on identical work, with no heavier family responsibilities and shorter service, receive from 14s. to 34s. a week more than their women colleagues, he will see that no further reductions in salary are imposed on the latter, in view of the recent abolition of the arbitration board to which the women might otherwise have appealed?
The rates of pay of temporary staffs generally will shortly again come under review by a Committee of the National Whitley Council, and, while I am not prepared to give the undertaking suggested, careful consideration will be given to this aspect of the question.