Festival of Women

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th April 1957.

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Photo of Mrs Barbara Castle Mrs Barbara Castle , Blackburn 12:00 am, 11th April 1957

But will not the Minister seriously reconsider this offer of something for nothing? Is he not aware that members of his Government are constantly exhorting women to take a fuller part in scientific education and public life and a hundred and one other modern activities? Is it not ludicrous that his Department should throw away this offer of showing to women how the recruitment which his Department does can help them to do this work?