HC Deb 11 March 1987 vol 112 cc243-4W
26. Dr. Godman

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many police surgeons there are in the Strathclyde region; and of these how many are male.

Mr. Lang

At present 97 police surgeons (of whom I understand 91 are male) are employed or retained by Strathclyde regional council. In addition, in the light of the circular on the investigation of complaints of sexual assault which the Scottish Home and Health Department issued to chief constables in November 1985, Strathclyde police have engaged the services of seven female doctors, who, although not police surgeons, are willing, where necessary to examine women complaining of sexual assault.