§ Mr. MONTAGUE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that all arrangements had been made by one Department to transfer a number of staff to the Ministry of Health to cope with the rush work there, but that, owing to the refusal of the Civil Service Commissioners to proceed down to the 50 pass mark, it was not possible to effect this transfer and, as a result, many of the women concerned have had to be put under notice of dismissal; and whether action will be taken to facilitate the employment of these women officers?
§ Mr. McNEILL
If, as I assume, the hon. Member is referring in the last part of his question to the discharge of temporary women staff who failed to qualify at the limited competition for writing assistant posts held early this year, I would refer him to the answer given on the 15th December to the hon. Member for Bow and Bromley (Mr. Lansbury), of which I am sending him a copy. As regards the first part of the question, I have no knowledge of any such arrangement.