Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort – in the House of Commons on 20th April 1944.
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will secure a more equitable distribution of domestic help than now exists.
Distribution of domestic workers, as of persons in other forms of employment, is brought under review as a result of registration. Women from 18g50 have now registered and my hon. Friend will see that the greater part of the ground has been covered.
Does the Minister appreciate the deleterious effect this is having on the health of a large number of housewives in this country? How long does the Minister intend to tolerate advertisements in the daily Press asking for an extra maid for a household of two, in which two are already employed?
Would the Minister give special attention to the requirements of nursing homes and hospitals?
Will the Minister also take steps to prevent the present wastage of woman power which exists in some Government services?
In view of the importance of this subject, I give notice that I will raise the matter again at the earliest opportunity.