Government Departments (Part-Time Work).

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 19th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Henry Brooke Mr Henry Brooke , Lewisham West

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury in which Departments, and to what extent, the Government have introduced the system of part-time work into their own service in order to utilise those whose domestic responsibilities prevent them from taking full-time work and to set free full-time staff for other duties?

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

All Departments have been instructed that, where practicable, part-time workers must be utilised in substitution for whole-time workers who are being released for service with the Forces or for vital war industry. Returns of staff are made at the end of every quarter, and until the return for the current quarter is available I am not in a position to say to what extent the employment of part-time workers in Departments has increased as a result of this instruction.