Women's Land Army

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons on 19th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr James Hollins Mr James Hollins , West Ham Silvertown

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will seek to secure for the Women's Land Army similar conditions and recognition as enjoyed by the other women's services; whether he is aware of the appeal by Lady Denman for £100,000; is he satisfied that this sort of appeal is desirable in view of the great national importance of this service; is he aware that members of the Women's Land Army receive no pay during sickness and are frequently dismissed when ill with only 12s. 6d. sickness benefit; and will he seek to protect these women in this service?