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Women Establishment Officers

Volume 155: debated on Thursday 15 June 1922

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether any women establishment officers have yet been appointed; and, if not, when it is intended to make such appointments; in which Department they will be made; and what will be the rank of the officers appointed?

One or two permanent appointments have been made, but the majority (including such posts as are filled temporarily) have been held up pending the results of the competition for the appointment of women to the junior grade of the administrative class and to other grades superior to the clerical class. It is contemplated that there will be women establishment officers in the Treasury and in all Departments employing a considerable number of women, namely the Ministry of Pensions, General Post Office, Inland Revenue, Board of Education, Ministry of Labour, Admiralty, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, Scottish Board of Health and Public Trustee. The rank will vary according to the extent and responsibility of the duties to be discharged.

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what grades hitherto closed to women in the Civil Service have been thrown open as a result of Clause 2 of the Resolution of the House of 5th August, 1921?

All grades of the general administrative, executive and clerical classes, set up by the Report of the Re-organisation Committee of the Civil Service National Whitley Council of the 17th February, 1920, which was adopted by the Government, are now open to women. The superseded general classes (First Division, Intermediate, Second Division and Assistant Clerks) had been closed to women.