HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1936-7
54. Mr. SHORT

asked the Home Secretary the number of policewomen in the Metropolitan Police Force; and what increase, if any, has occurred since 1931?


The strength of women police in the Metropolitan Police district has increased, in the period referred to, from 47 to 66. I have now sanctioned a revised total establishment of 142, and the necessary steps are being taken to give effect by stages to this decision.