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Central Register

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Minister of Labour (1) what is the proportion of men to women on the Central Register; and of the 4,000 vacancies filled from the Central Register how many have been filled by men and how many by women;(2) how many names have been submitted from the Central Register for vacancies; and how many of the names submitted were men and how many were women?

At the end of April the names of 14,578 persons of both sexes had been submitted for vacancies, and of these 4,800 men and 371 women had been notified to the register as placed, whilst some 4,000 others of both sexes were still under consideration. As the filing system in the Central Register is based on the qualifications of the individual volunteer without distinction of sex, I regret that I cannot without undue expenditure give the other information for which my hon. Friend asks.