HC Deb 18 March 1889 vol 334 c41
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what appointments have been made of female attendants at Metropolitan Police Stations so as to secure for women charged during the night, and detained in custody, the protection of persons of their own sex?


At all police-stations there are female attendants, who are not resident on the station premises, but who reside close by, and at night can be summond by the inspector if their services are required. There are about 200 police stations in the metropolis, and to provide quarters for resident female attendants would involve considerable structural alterations and a large expenditure of money. The hon. Member will bear in mind that Mr. Justice Wills's Committee dealt only with police courts and not with police-stations, to which none of their recommendations apply.

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