§ Sir T. Moore
asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered any schemes whereby older women, or those with family obligations, could be used in part-time work for the national war effort; and with what result?
§ Mr. Bevin
Yes, Sir, it is only by the use of such part-time women's labour wherever this is practicable that we shall be able to achieve full mobilisation of our woman-power and I would ask employers to consider carefully how far they can assist the war effort by organising their work on a part-time basis so as to release labour, particularly mobile women, for service or war employment elsewhere. Schemes of part-time women's labour have been successfully introduced by a number of firms and undertakings.