§ Mr. Marlow
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether women police officers are expected to 101W undertake the same physical risks and activities as men; and what assessment he has received as to their effectiveness.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
Ability, not sex, should be the criterion for the allocation of police duties, including those involving physical risks. I am convinced that women police officers make an essential and effective contribution to the police service.