HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 c1308W
Viscountess Astor

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider making obligatory the present permissive clauses relating to the appointment of women police; and whether he will take steps to see that each police area shall have an adequate quota of attested women?

Mr. Peake

The question whether police women should be employed in any force has always been a matter for the decision of the police authority, and my right hon. Friend does not contemplate any modification of that principle.