HC Deb 22 March 1945 vol 409 c1013W
Miss Ward

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give an estimate of the number of women employed in the service of the nation who will desire employment in the post-war years.

Mr. Bevin

No, Sir. It is, however, estimated that within a short time after the end of the Japanese war the number of women aged 18–59 in the industrial section of the population will have fallen to about 4,500,000 as compared with about 6,000,000 at the present time.