War Office (Clerical Work).

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 3rd June 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of officers classified A, from a health point of view, and under 40 years of age, engaged in War Office establishments on clerical work which could be done by older men or by women?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

This information is not available, and the time and labour needed to collect it would not in my opinion be justified.

Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

Is not my right hon. Friend aware that these cases run into many thousands? If I send him specimen examples of this kind of thing, will he be good enough to look into them? It would make a valuable contribution to the manpower problem if he would.

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I do not think there are many thousands, because the whole staff is not many thousands.