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Foreign Service (Women)

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 13 June 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he now has any further statement to make on the admission of women to the Foreign Service.

Yes, Sir. It has been decided that a Committee should be appointed as soon as possible to consider the question of admitting women into the Foreign Service.

In view of the fact that applications for entry into the Foreign Service have to be in by 1st December next, will my right hon. Friend make every effort to speed up the proceedings of the Committee?

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind always, that this is an entirely unsuitable occupation for women?