§ 17. Mr. HACKING
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the present number of women police in the Metropolitan area engaged in outdoor work; how this figure compares with that of 12 months ago; and whether it is his intention to still further increase the number?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Clynes)
The present number is 46, there being four vacancies. The number employed a year ago was 47, the vacancies then being three. It is proposed to increase the strength by approximately 50.