HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 c2157
70. Mr. FERENS

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the alleged scandals in connection with certain districts, such as Waterloo Road, he will appoint women police for street work of this kind, with full powers of arrest?


I doubt whether the course suggested would be effective in attaining the desired result. Work of this kind requires a long experience of police duties and considerable physical strength in addition to special training and instruction. The Commissioner of Police, however, is employing women patrols for certain auxiliary work connected with these matters and speaks highly of them.

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