HC Deb 23 November 1920 vol 135 cc212-3
35. Viscount CURZON

asked the Home Secretary what are the duties upon which mounted police officers are employed in the main thoroughfares of London?


The principal duties on which the mounted police are employed in the streets are in escorting processions, regulating and supervising traffic generally, and seeing that slow-moving vehicles are kept to the side of the roadway. Their services in this connection are particularly useful at busy crossings, where they are in a better position than the foot police to keep the traffic under observation and to ensure that the various bye-laws and regulations are observed.

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