§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Postmaster General what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total number of women employed 135W by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Minister of Labour what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the President of the Board of Trade what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total number of women employed by his Department, including the Inland Revenue, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Minister of Transport what is the total number of women employed by her Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

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§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Minister of Health what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Minister of Social Security, what is the total number of women employed by her Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Minister of Power, what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Minister of Public Building and Works, what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mrs. Renée Shortasked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, what is the total number of women employed by his Department, both centrally and locally; and how many of them are in receipt of equal pay for work of equal value.

§ Mr. Harold LeverI have been asked to reply, as the numbers of civil servants employed are reported quarterly to the Treasury.

The number of women employed at 1st January, 1968 is as follows:

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Department Non Industrial Industrial Total Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 6,077 62 6,139 Customs and Excise 2,465 — 2,465 Defence 37,925 26,987 64,912 Diplomatic Service 2,910 66 2,976 Economic Affairs 260 — 260 Education and Science 1,864 11 1,875 Health 2,697 8 2,705 Home 3,601 1,135 4,737 Housing and Local Government 1,548 — 1,548 Inland Revenue 33,551 2 33,553 Labour 14,123 289 14,412 Power 529 5 534 Public Building and Works 5,726 663 6,389 Social Security 33,470 38 33,508 Trade 5,996 46 6,042 Treasury 788 — 788 Transport 2,330 4 2,334 Post Office 97,887 213 98,100 All the women non-industrial Civil Inland Revenue affidavit of the estate of Servants receive equal pay. Most of the women industrials are not on men's rates and a change can be made only when economic circumstances permit.