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Women should not be trade commissioners: Minute to the Director, Trade Commissioner Service

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Title: Women should not be trade commissioners
Subtitle: Minute to the Director, Trade Commissioner Service
Date: 13 March 1963
Content creator: AR Taysom
Notes: Mrs Freda Wilson became the first female Assistant Trade Commissioner soon after this minute was written.
Keywords: women, employment, public service, trade, gender issues
Record creator: Trade Commissioner Service Directorate, Department of Trade
Reference: A3120, 106/1/6

Women should not be trade commissioners

Women should not be trade commissioners


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This is an internal minute from AR Taysom, an officer of the Trade Commissioner Service, to his director and is numbered 4 and 5 on a Department of Trade file called 'Appointment of Female Trade Commissioners (Policy)'. The minute outlines nine reasons why the writer believes women should not be appointed as trade commissioners

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