§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Minister of Health how many women clerical officer posts in his Department have been filled recently by the promotion of writing assistants, members of the typing grades, and the appointment of open recruits, candidates in limited competitions for temporary women, and transfers from other Departments, respectively, during the years 1923, 1924, 1925, and 1926?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
The following table shows the manner in which women clerical officers' posts in this Department have been filled during the years 1923–1926:637W
Manner in which filled. 1923. 1924. 1925. 1926. By promotion from writing assistant — 13 — 14 By promotion from typing grades — 3 — — By open competitive examination 1 — 46 3 By competitive examination limited to temporary clerks — — 3 — By transfer 3 4 30 2
In addition, 10 writing assistants and three shorthand typists have recently been put on trial for clerical duties, and the promotion to the clerical class of such of these as successfully complete the test will be made in due course.