Record Office, Ruislip.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 15th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that young civilian women clerks are being released from clerical duties at the Record Office, Ruislip, for more important war work whilst numbers of airmen in Grade 1, medical category, are being retained on the work from which women are being released; and whether he will cause inquiries to be made into the desirability of retaining the women, if the work is sufficiently important, and releasing the men for more active duties?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

The policy at this establishment is to employ on clerical duties either airmen who are in Grade II medical category or over 41 years of age, or immobile women. Accordingly, Grade 1 airmen and young mobile unmarried women are being replaced concurrently as rapidly as the supply of alternative labour permits.