HC Deb 08 October 1946 vol 427 c6W
90. Lieut.-Commander Hutchinson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Queen's Army Schoolmistresses serving in Italy are only given the status of warrant officers, whereas foreign women engaged in a temporary capacity on teaching duties are given rank as commissioned officers; and whether he will rectify this anomaly by giving full officer status to Queen's Army Schoolmistresses.

Mr. Bellenger

Queen's Army Schoolmistresses are civilians. They have no military status and are not subject to the provisions of the Army Act. Certain improvements in their pay and conditions have recently been effected and all their terms of service, including status, are at present under consideration.