§ Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Home Secretary whether he has received a resolution from the National Union of Teachers' annual conference, asking that more policewomen be enrolled for the special purpose of patrolling public parks, for the protection of women and children, and in the interests of public morals: and will he consider this?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I have received the resolution. The question of increasing the number of policewomen is a matter for the several police authorities concerned. So far as regards the Metropolitan Police District (where the 1973W Secretary of State is himself the police authority) I have the whole question under consideration.