HC Deb 03 June 1954 vol 528 c103W
55. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take the necessary action to allow policewomen the right to vote at their Federation meetings.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

Under the Police Act, 1919, women police officers have the same voting rights as their male colleagues. In addition, to ensure that the views of women police are adequately represented, interim arrangements have been made, pending the introduction of legislation, whereby elected women advisers attend meetings of branch boards, central committees and central conferences of the Police Federation, and whereby the women members of the new Police Council for Great Britain have full voting rights on the Council and its Panels.