HC Deb 21 September 1915 vol 74 cc300-1

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he can state how many names of women have been inscribed on the War Register of the Labour Bureaux, and for how many of these women have posts been found; and will he also say how many names now remain on the register?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for North Salford on the 10th June. The total number of women whose names had been entered on the War Service Register up to 10th September was 110,714. This, however, included a large number whose offers of service were ineffective for various reasons, and the total number of effective entries on 10th September was 59,214. Employment has been found for 5,511 of those registered. In addition to these, employment has been found for, roughly, 145,000 women from the ordinary register.