HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 c591W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that certain police forces have restricted the activities which women police officers may undertake on grounds of their physical incapacity.

Dr. Summerskill

No; though difficulties can arise in certain circumstances, particularly in relation to situations in which considerable physical strength is needed, women police officers make a substantial contribution to the police service.