Women (Care of Children).

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 21st May 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Oldfield Mr William Oldfield , Manchester, Gorton

asked the Minister of Labour what percentage of women of registration age who have children under 14 years of age living with them are now in full-time employment?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I have no statistics enabling me to give this information. In the classes recently registered of women born in 1904–8 inclusive approximately 15 per cent. of married women with children were in full-time paid employment at the time of registration.