§ Mr. Kirby
asked the Secretary of State for War how many women in Liverpool have volunteered for service in the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Force; whether there are any vacancies in Liver-pool units and, if so, in what categories recruits are required; and what are the qualifications, etc., needed?
Sir V. Warrenders
I regret that the information asked for in the first part of the question is not available, but 318 applications for enrolment in the companies of the Auxiliary Territorial Service raised in Liverpool have been accepted. As regards the second and third parts, there are still vacancies for 112 women. All the Liverpool companies are general duties companies, and the personnel are required for duty as clerks, cooks, store-women and orderlies. Previous experience is necessary in the case of clerical personnel and cooks. All personnel are required to provide two references as to character and must be medically fit and within the age limits laid down.