HC Deb 29 June 1944 vol 401 cc815-6W
Sir W. Edge

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the reluctance of women to join the police, he is satisfied that the publicity of the need and the inducements are adequate.

Mr. H. Morrison

The principal difficulty in the way of recruiting women for police duties arises from the fact that, at this stage of the war, few women are available with the special qualities and aptitudes required for this work, A number steps have already been taken, including advertisements in the Press, to ensure that the existence of the need is made widely known; but I hope that this Question and answer may serve to give additional publicity to the matter.