HC Deb 23 April 1928 vol 216 cc646-7W
Lieut.-Colonel MASON

asked the Minister of Health, with regard to the 300 ex-service civil servants of over seven years' Government service who are about to be dismissed from his Ministry, whether there are still many temporary non-service women not under notice whose work could be done by these men; and, if so, in view of the pledge given by Lord Cushendun on 27th July, 1927, whether he will reconsider these dismissals?


There are 108 temporary women clerks employed in my Department upon work of the class described by the Lytton Committee as specially appropriate to women, and, therefore, as ordinarily non-substitutable by men. The answer given by the late Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 27th July, 1927, had reference solely to the displacement of ex-service clerks by successful candidates at the clerical officers' examination held last November, and the latter part of the question, therefore, does not arise.