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Women Police Patrols

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1922

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that he has stated that the Metropolitan police women patrols will be reduced and not disbanded, he will state how many he proposes to retain and in what capacities and for what duties?

I cannot give a definite answer as yet, but up to the present it has been arranged that three women patrols should be retained for the purpose of taking statements from women and girls.

Is it not a fact that the three women who have been offered the post have refused it, because they realised that it was only camouflage?

I do not think that that is so. I understand from the Commissioner that they have accepted it.


asked the Home Secretary when he proposes to institute the inquiry into the work of the Metropolitan police women patrols?

I am not aware that there is any necessity for further inquiry at the present time.