§ Mr. G. HIRST
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what was the highest figure reached in the Customs and Excise Department for the employment of women prior to 1920 in the following civilian grades: temporary typists and shorthand typists, temporary clerks below the rank of junior administrative assistant, and temporary officers of junior administrative rank or over?
§ Major BOYD-CARPENTER
No women officers of junior administrative rank or over have ever been employed in the Customs and Excise Department; the highest figure reached prior to 1920 for the employment of women of the other grades mentioned was 1,396. The detailed figures asked for are not readily available and could only be obtained by an exhaustive search of records.