HC Deb 17 February 1927 vol 202 c1134W

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?


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.