HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 cc488-9W
Captain Elliston

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the rule requiring women officials in Government Departments to vacate their appointments on marriage will be enforced during the war period?

Captain Crookshank

It is not proposed to modify the rule that established women civil servants are required, subject to certain exceptions, to resign their appointments on marriage. Emergency arrangements have however been made, for the period of the war only, by which women resigning their permanent appointments under this rule may be re-employed in a purely temporary capacity.