§ Mr. Ede
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education how many men and women, respectively, in the service of the area committees formed under the National Fitness Council were dismissed at the outbreak of war; and how many, giving the numbers for men and women separately, have since been absorbed in Government service?
Notice of the termination of their service was given at the outbreak of war to 51 men and 118 women employed in the area offices under the National Fitness Council. Of these it is known that is men and II women have obtained appointments in Government offices: a further 19 men and two women have joined His Majesty's Forces or undertaken full-time Civil Defence duty. I have no information as to whether further members of the staff have been absorbed into Government service.