Local Authorities (Women Employees).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 5th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

No, Sir. In agreement with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health, I have decided that the question of the withdrawal of women in the service of local authorities shall be determined by the nature of the work upon which they are employed. In considering, however, the rate at which such withdrawals shall be effected, regard will be had to the extent to which replacements of men by women have taken place.