HC Deb 09 December 1890 vol 349 c756

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress has been made in the employment of women as resident matrons or caretakers at police stations in London and the provinces; and have any police stations in London and the provinces been yet appropriated exclusively to the reception of females under arrest; and, if so, how many are there of such stations?


I am informed by the Commissioner of Police that this question is now under the consideration of a Board of experienced officers, who will shortly make a Report; and I await that Report before taking any further steps. The answer to the last paragraph is in the negative, as far as London is concerned, and I am not aware that any police stations are appropriated to this purpose in the provinces.