Women Interviewers

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort – in the House of Commons on 11th September 1942.

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Photo of Sir Eric Errington Sir Eric Errington , Bootle

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give the percentage of those under 30 years of age who interview women registered for National Service: and whether he is aware that in many cases there is resentment by older women at the youth of those who interview them?

Photo of Mr Malcolm McCorquodale Mr Malcolm McCorquodale , Sowerby

I can assure my hon. Friend that in order to avoid any resentment such as he mentions it is the general policy of the Department to employ women of mature years on interviewing work. According to the latest figures available, which were compiled in May last, about 85 per cent. of the officers employed on this work are over 30 years of age.