Mobile Women Workers.

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 30th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the Minister of Labour whether the young girls sent from their homes to various kinds of work are told what rate of pay they will receive and the number of hours that they will be expected to work; and whether billets are ready for them when they arrive at the place where they were ordered to go?

Photo of Mr George Tomlinson Mr George Tomlinson , Farnworth

Yes, Sir. All women who are sent to employment away from home through the agency of the Ministry are told the rates of pay and the hours of work. The arrangements are intended to secure that accommodation in lodgings, billets or hostels is available for them when they arrive at the place where they are to work.

Photo of Mr Adam M'Kinlay Mr Adam M'Kinlay , Dunbartonshire

Is my hon. Friend aware that during their early training period some girls were left with only is. 9d. at the end of the week, after deductions had been made from their earnings?

Photo of Mr George Tomlinson Mr George Tomlinson , Farnworth

Yes, Sir. I am aware that what I would call mistakes took place, but I think my hon. Friend will agree with me that they were remedied.