Advisory Service

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1945.

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Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will allow married women to apply for appointments in the Agricultural Advisory Service.

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

Is the Minister aware that the form of application which has gone out in relation to these posts states that married women may not apply, and will he therefore change the form of application?

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

I understand that married women both can make, and have made, applications.

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

May I send the Minister a copy of the form, because it states in black and white that married women may not apply?

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

Yes, I should like to see a copy.