Metropolitan Police (Matrons).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 23rd March 1922.

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Photo of Mrs Margaret Wintringham Mrs Margaret Wintringham , Louth Borough

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asked the Home Secretary how many police matrons there are in the Metropolitan police area; what is their pay; and whether any allowances are made to them for uniform, meals, or for any other purposes?

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

There are 18 police matrons permanently attached to stations who receive a salary of £1 1s. a week, and six van matrons, who accompany female prisoners to Holloway, two of whom are paid 18s. a week, while four, who are employed part-time, receive 10s. a week. At any station where there is no permanent matron, women are employed as and when required, and they are paid according to the period for which they are employed up to a maximum of 10s. for any one day. None of the matrons receives any other allowance.

Mr. FOOT:

Will the matrons here referred to be engaged to assist men police in bringing female prisoners from one part of the country to another?

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

Yes, women are always employed on that duty.