HC Deb 07 June 1921 vol 142 cc1671-2
26. Viscount CURZON

asked the Home Secretary whether he has any statement to make as to the results of the control of the traffic proceeding to the Epsom summer meeting; whether the control of traffic by means of aircraft can be improved and extended to the Metropolis generally, at any rate on special occasions; whether further similar arrangements can be made in connection with traffic proceeding to Ascot; and whether it is proposed to permanently retain a certain number of aircraft for police duties generally when required?


The control of the traffic showed a marked improvement on that of former years, and it is hoped that the experience gained will lead to further improvement. Given suitable weather conditions, an endeavour will be made to employ aerial observation during a part of the Ascot meeting; but matters are still in an experimental stage, and the time is not ripe for the adoption of any general policy.

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