HC Deb 10 September 1941 vol 374 cc194-5W
Miss Ward

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, whether, in view of the custom of Government Departments in many instances to consult recognised organisations before the announcement of Government policy, he will give an assurance that before any further policy is announced with regard to women's participation in the war effort, he will arrange for a conference between women's organisations and the various Government Departments concerned with women's services in the war, such as the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Pensions, the service Departments, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture?

Captain Crookshank

I will call the attention of Departments to the hon. Member's suggestion.

Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Minister of Agriculture, whether he will state, by counties, the number of Land Army women who are employed in this country?

Mr. Hudson

The total number of members of the Women's Land Army in employment in England and Wales is over 17,500, but as the table showing the distribution in the different counties of England and Wales contains a considerable number of figures I am sending it to my hon. and gallant Friend.