§ 40. Mr. G. HIRST
asked the Minister of Labour what arrangements were made through his Department, if any, for the absorption of unemployed ex-service women clerks into the temporary Civil Service since October, 1920; and what was the number of unemployed ex-service women clerks registered at Labour Exchanges in October, 1920 and 1921, respectively?
§ 43. Mr. GRUNDY
asked the Minister of Labour what arrangements were made through his Department, if any, for the 440 absorption of ex-service women demobilised from the forces from 1918 to October, 1920, into posts in the temporary Civil Service?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Major Boyd-Carpenter)
Preferential treatment for ex-service women, in recruiting staff for temporary employment in Government Departments, was not specifically considered until September, 1920, when Lord Lytton's Committee on the appointment of ex-service men to the Civil Service recommended that the preferential treatment accorded to ex-service men should be extended to ex-service women. Action has been taken in accordance with this recommendation since that date. Statistics are not available as to the number of ex-service women clerks registered as unemployed.