asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many non-service men and how many women are employed in the office of the Public Trustee's Department in a temporary capacity; and what steps he is taking to secure that the posts held by such personnel shall be filled by ex-service men who have been discharged from Government Departments and are now awaiting re-allocation?
Mr. H. YOUNG:
There are 27 non-service men, of whom 10 are under notice, and 208 women employed in a temporary capacity in the Public Trustee's Department, including the Trading with the Enemy Department. Of the women, 168 are not substitutable by ex-service men, and of the remainder 16 are under notice of dismissal. The whole of the temporary non-service personnel is periodically under review by the Departmental substitution committee, and further substitution by ex-service men is proceeding as rapidly as the exigencies of the work permit.