§ Miss WILKINSON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that an official of his Department has informed the officials of the Civil Service Clerical Association that under no circumstances will women be appointed as dispensers to the Post Office; and whether, in view of the Sex Disqualification Act, he will make arrangements for suitable candidates of either sex to be considered when vacancies next arise in the dispenser grade?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
I am not aware that such information has been given to the Civil Service Clerical Association, which is not recognised as representing the Post Office dispensing staff. The dispensing work in the Post Office is physically exacting, and although women have been employed temporarily, it is considered more suitable for men.