Ellen Louks Fairclough
I should like to speak to the Secretary of State about the composition of the commission. I noticed today that the chairman's term expired or would expire normally on September 6, 1951, and has been extended for approximately a year and a half. I believe I am correct in saying that at that time he is due for retirement.
A couple of weeks ago I put a question on the order paper with reference to the number of employees, male and female, who are under the jurisdiction of the civil service commission. An order for return was passed towards the latter part of last week. Unfortunately, I have not received it up to the present time. However, judging by the general complexion of employees as I have observed them I would think it must be nearly fifty-fifty. I would ask the Secretary of State whether in the course of the next year and a half, before the retirement of the chairman, earnest consideration will be given to the appointment of a woman commissioner to this commission when the first vacancy occurs.
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