1941

She returned to the Engineering Industry during 1941, appointed to the Nuffield organisation to supervise the recruitment and employment of woman labour. In the early summer, Sir Andrew Duncan, Minister of Supply, announced that, on the instructions of Mr. Oliver Lyttelton, Minister of Production, Mrs. Martin had been co-opted to the Industrial Production Panel. In honour of this appointment the WES organised a luncheon attended by representative women to meet Mrs. Martin. During the Second World War Pullinger worked with the Nuffield Group in Birmingham, advising them on women’s wartime employment issues and managed 13 factories. She was the only woman appointed to the Ministry of Production’s industrial panel. She was part of the wartime committee on post-war problems of the Conservative and Unionist Party which produced the report Looking Ahead: Work and the Future of British Industry.

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