§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will take steps to arrange for the police nationally or in the metropolitan area to ensure that there is always a doctor and/or a woman police officer present whenever any woman is questioned when she claims she has been raped.
§ Mr. Mayhew
My right hon. Friend is now considering the issue of additional guidance to chief officers of police about the conduct of inquiries into allegations of rape and will bear these points in mind.