HC Deb 04 August 1919 vol 119 c16
37 and 38. Major W. MURRAY

asked the Secretary for Scotland (1) whether women employed upon police duties in Scotland are paid by local authorities out of the Police Grant; and, if not, whether he will introduce legislation to enable this to be done; (2) whether, in view of the fact that police duties of many kinds have been satisfactorily performed by women, he will consider the advisability of legalising the appointment of women police in Scotland?


Local authorities have been informed that Police Grant will be payable in respect of women engaged on police duties. In view, however, of the special and dangerous nature of some of their duties, I am not prepared to recommend legislation which would confer upon women the complete status and place them under the full liabilities of policemen.