§ 52. Captain Plugge
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many policewomen are enrolled in London; how many more are needed; and how many women have volunteered to serve.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Peake)
The number of attested women police in the Metropolitan Police District is 175. Four recruits are about to undergo a course of instruction, and one application for appointment is under consideration. Twenty more women are needed to bring the number up to the authorised establishment.
§ Mr. Godfrey Nicholson
What action is taken to see that there are sufficient policewomen, not only in London but throughout the country?
Is it not true that the women of the country have been pressing for women police for the last five years, ever since the war began, and that we could have given the Minister plenty of good names, if the Government had had the intelligence and the vision to ask for them?