asked the Postmaster-General whether he will reconsider the policy of the Post Office which restricts the award of university scholarships offered by the General Post Office in electronics, electrical and mechanical engineering to male students.
§ Mr. Mawby
The scholarships are confined to male students because the grade of Executive Engineer, which student apprentices are expected to enter on completion of their studies, is not open to women as some of the duties are considered unsuitable for women. My right hon. Friend is having the case for this restriction reviewed.