HC Deb 30 January 1941 vol 368 cc692-3W
Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Labour whether there are any women factory inspectors in Wales; and, if not, if he will consider the appointment of such resident women inspectors to the staff serving the area?

Mr. Bevin

The duties of factory inspectors are, generally speaking, the same whether they are men or women but in distributing the staff regard is had to the prevalence of heavy or other special industries in the locality. None of the inspectors now resident in Wales is a woman, but women inspectors are readily available from the Divisional Offices. I am considering whether any change in their arrangements is desirable in present circumstances.