Women Police Patrol.

Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens. – in the House of Commons on 9th March 1922.

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Captain BENN:

74.

asked the Home Secretary whether, by abolishing the mounted branch of the Metropolitan Police, a saving could be effected approximately equal to the cost of the women patrols?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

No, Sir; they would have to be replaced by foot police in much larger number.

Captain BENN:

But are not mounted police much more expensive than foot police, and if foot police replaced mounted police, could not the economy desired be effected?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

No. The foot police required would be a very much greater number.