Administrative Staff (Women).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health. – in the House of Commons on 6th November 1919.

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asked the Minister of Health if he will give the number, names, and duties of all women who are employed in tile Ministry in an administrative capacity?

Captain GUEST:

The information asked for by the hon. and gallant Member is being circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The following is the statement referred to:

  • Women Employed in the Ministry of Health in an Administrative Capacity, November, 1919—
  • Miss M. M. Anderson, administrative duties in the Intelligence Division.
  • *Miss E. A. Charlesworth, administrative duties in the Intelligence Division.
  • Miss V. D. Dumbleton, administrative duties in the Establishment Division.
  • Miss E. S. Durrad, administrative duties in the Intelligence Division.
  • Miss M. G. Elias, administrative duties in the Intelligence Division.
  • Miss E. A. Ferris, administrative duties in the Intelligence Division.
  • Mrs. D. K. Foster, administrative duties in the Intelligence Division.
  • Miss M. M. Knight, private secretarial duties.
  • Miss A. K. Leach, administrative duties in Health Insurance Branch.
  • Mrs. A. M. Macintyre, administrative duties in the Intelligence Division.
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  • Miss A. A. Malcolm, administrative duties in the Tuberculosis Division.
  • * Miss Z.L. Puxley, administrative duties in the Maternity and Child Welfare Division.
  • Miss I. St C. Tisdall, administrative duties in the Insurance Division.
  • Miss C. Rowson, private secretarial duties.
  • Miss M.M. White, O.B.E., private secretarial duties.

Of these all but the three marked with an asterisk are temporary.

A large amount of clerical assistance is provided by women, about 2,500 in number, of whom 343 (including ninety-four typists) are permanent.

The administrative duties performed vary to some extent, but consist generally in drafting letters and memoranda, passing draft letters, etc., prepared by junior officers, and in minuting cases in the preliminary stages.