§ 35. Viscount CURZON
asked the Home Secretary what are the duties upon which mounted police officers are employed in the main thoroughfares of London?
§ Mr. SHORTT
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.