asked the Minister of Shipping how many staff of all grades have been engaged since the creation of his Department; how many are women; and how many have been recruited from the central register and the Women's Employment Federation Bureau?
§ Sir J. Gilmour
The total number of staff of all grades engaged for service in the Ministry of Shipping since its creation is 250, of whom 207 are temporary clerical, typing, messenger and cleaning staff. Of the total number 176 are women. In general, recruiting of women has been effected through the Ministry of Labour, but no posts of the kind dealt with by the central register have so far been filled by women. None has been recruited through the Women's Employment Federation Bureau.