Ministry of Information (Staff).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 7th February 1940.

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asked the Minister of Information why a junior female clerical officer was recently promoted to the higher clerical grade over the heads of some 17 officers, mostly ex-service men with greater seniority; whether the post had any special features for which only the promoted female officer had the necessary qualifications; and will he give an assurance that in making future promotions to this grade, full regard will be had to the experience and qualifications of senior clerical officers eligible by seniority for such promotion?