§ MR. H. J. WILSON (York, W.R., Holmfirth)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in respect to the appointment of police matrons either in London or the provinces; and whether he will lay upon the Table the Report of the experienced officers who were considering this subject in December, 1890?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
As a result of the deliberations of the Departmental Board which has been considering this question, the Commissioner of Police has made a proposal that at all stations at which there are cells female warders shall be appointed, who will be available, when 560 required, to attend upon females in custody. The question of the expenditure which such a system would entail is now under consideration. It would not be usual to lay a Departmental Report of this nature on the Table, but the suggestions made are practically contained in the proposal of the Commissioners.