HC Deb 07 March 1927 vol 203 cc872-3W

asked the Home Secretary how mar y city and borough police forces there are in England who have no full-time police matron in their police force; and whether in those cases he is satisfied with the arrangements made for the searching and supervision of female prisoners"


On 29th September, 1926, the latest date for which details are available, there were in England and Wales 77 city and borough police forces where full-time police matrons are not employed. In all these cases, however, arrangements are made for matrons or police women to be called when neces- sary. On the information at present before him, my right hon. Friend sees no ground for considering these arrangements unsatisfactory.