Mr. Creech Jones
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies how many women have been appointed since the war in each of the following colonial services: labour inspection, welfare and social services, education, medical officers and nurses; and whether the review, promised by his predecessor on 16th July, 1941, has yet been completed and any action taken?
§ Mr. Harold Macmillan
The information available in the Colonial Office gives the following figures:
Labour Inspection 1 Welfare and Social Services 1 Education 23 Medical 2 Nurses 249
I should emphasise, however, that there are undoubtedly many appointments made locally of which my Noble Friend has not received information. As regards the re-view promised by my predecessor, it was found on further examination that such a review could only be completed by circularising Colonial Governments for information, and it was felt that this would not be justified in present circumstances.