§ 91. Mr. ACLAND
asked the Chief Secretary how many women are at present employed in Ireland as searchers of women prisoners; from what sources such women are recruited; and whether they are considered to form part of the police forces?
§ Mr. HENRY
I do not feel called upon to give the number of women employed on searching duties or the source from which they are recruited. They carry out their duties under the directions of the police and military authorities, and are paid from police funds, but they do not form part of the police force.