§ Mr. T. GRIFFITHS
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the management of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute in Salisbury recently requested the Employment Exchange to supply a female grocery bar assistant; and why, in view of the established policy to give preference to ex-service men wherever possible, this was done?
§ Mr. COOPER
Details regarding staff of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes are matters for the board of management. But I am informed that the female assistant in question was required for a shop, patronised mainly by women, where the nature of the work was, in the opinion of the board of management, more suitable for a woman than for a man.