§ Mrs. Joyce Butler
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will review the staff of the office of population censuses and surveys with a view to enabling women to take posts as some clerical assistants from which they are at present debarred, messengers and paper keepers.
§ Sir K. Joseph
There are 57 such posts in which women are not employed, because the duties involve the continuous bulk handling and carriage of volumes which may weigh up to 28 lb. each. Of the remaining 578 posts in the grades in question, 454 are currently held by women.