HC Deb 04 April 1928 vol 215 cc1966-7
40. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what decision has been arrived at by his Department with regard to the suggestion made to him by the National Council of Women that the establishment of women police should be increased?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Lieut.-Colonel Sir Vivian Henderson)

As my right hon. Friend informed the hon. Member on 15th March, the matter is still under consideration.


Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman say whether he has received a report from the Area Superintendents and whether they are favourable to its reduction or increase?

Viscountess ASTOR

Is it not true that the circular sent out by the Home Secretary to encourage local authorities to have an increased number of women police, simply had the effect of discouraging them, and will he realise that they are long overdue and hurry up and make up his mind.


I can assure the Noble Lady that my right hon. Friend realises all that.

Viscountess ASTOR

Well, it is time he was doing something.