Post Office (Women).

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 1922.

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the Postmaster-General's statement, on 20th February, that there was no woman in the Post Office who possessed the necessary qualifications for the Controllership of the Money Order Department, he can state what provision it is proposed to make to give the women the necessary training for such posts; and why, in view of the facts that 90 per cent. of the staff are women and that women have been employed in the Department for 25 years, no opportunities have hitherto occurred for them to qualify for higher posts?

Mr. YOUNG:

This question was referred to the Postmaster - General's Department, and I fear that it did not arrive in time.