HC Deb 15 March 1928 vol 214 c2074
9. Colonel WOODCOCK

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is prepared to consider that, instead of increasing the number of women police, he will recommend the employment of women to act as vigilance officers, not wearing police uniform, as a better means to effect the duties required of them?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

I am considering all practicable methods of working and do not wish to arrive at a final decision without the fullest consideration.


Has the attention of my right hon. Friend been drawn to the evidence given by the Secretary of the National Vigilance Association to the Committee appointed by himself, in which he said that the work of prevention was carried on far better by women who are not in uniform than by uniformed policemen?


Yes, I have had my attention called to that evidence, and it is being considered along with the other facts accordingly.

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