Women (Hours of Work)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service – in the House of Commons on 4th April 1944.

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Photo of Mr Vernon Bartlett Mr Vernon Bartlett , Bridgwater

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to what extent information in his possession corresponds with the common experience of medical practitioners that there has recently been an increase of illness among women civil servants due to fatigue; and whether he would be prepared to authorise heads of Departments to exercise discretion in suitable cases for the reduction of hours in modification of instructions given at a time when the national crisis was in its most acute stage.