§ Mr. BRIANT
asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the advisability of appointing some women to the the Prison Commission and as governors of women's prisons?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
Yes, Sir. As regards governors, there are only two establishments in which women only are detained: one of these has a woman governor, the other a woman deputy-governor. As regards Prison Commissioners, there are four of them, dealing with a male population of 10,341 and a female population of only 912. I am sorry that, like my predecessors, I do not see my way to appoint a woman Commissioner.