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Single Woman (London Restaurant Band)

Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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asked the Minister of Labour why the 25-year old single woman he has been notified of is permitted to work in a London restaurant band?

Having regard to the provisions of the Control of Engagement Order, I am having further inquiries made into the circumstances of the recent employment of this young woman in a London restaurant band, and I will write to my hon. Friend in due course.

In the fifth year of total war, is it right that young people should be used in this fashion when middle-aged women are being called from their homes and directed to work on munitions?