Women Police Patrols.

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 6th April 1922.

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Mr. TREVELYAN THOMSON:

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asked the Home Secretary how many police authorities in the provinces had appointed women police; and what had been the effect of these appointments upon the good government of such districts?

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

According to the Returns appended to the Reports of His Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary, the number of county and borough police authorities in England and Wales who were employing police women in September last was 38. I have no information on the second part of the question.

Mr. THOMSON:

Why did not the right hon. Gentleman think it worth while to make the inquiry before finally deciding to abolish women police in London?

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

Because I was dealing with London.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

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asked the Home Secretary whether the services of a body of women police have been tried in any foreign country; and, if so, whether he is able to make any statement as to the results which have been achieved?

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

I understand that police women have been employed in some cities in the United States, but I am not in a position to say what the results have been.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiries as to whether the results have been successful or not?