HC Deb 05 November 1986 vol 103 cc445-6W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis on the effectiveness of mixed sex police car patrols compared with all-male patrols.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The Commissioner of the Metropolis informs us that experience has shown that all-male, mixed sex and all-female car crews can all be effective. Officers are selected for these duties on the basis of aptitude, not their sex.