§ Mr. Liddall
asked the Secretary of State for War in what circumstances members of the women's Auxiliary Territorial Service are employed on clerical duties in London; why any distinction is made with reference to their suitable employment in branches of the War Office; and what prohibition is placed thereon?
§ Captain Margesson
Members of the Auxiliary Territorial Service are employed on clerical duties in London both at the War Office in branches concerned with 1089W the administration of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, and also elsewhere in replacement of soldiers, mainly in Army schools and training establishments, pay and record offices, etc. Their general employment in War Office branches is unnecessary because civilian women clerks are available. Moreover, the strength of the Auxiliary Territorial Service is insufficient to meet requirements in view of the demands of outside establishments.