HC Deb 10 May 1923 vol 163 c2561

asked the Home Secretary whether the Metropolitan Police who control road traffic in the streets of London are specially trained for this work; whether they receive any extra pay or allowances while carrying out these dangerous duties; and whether he will consider if the men employed on this special work shall have, during the hot summer months, more suitable and lighter uniforms?


Constables receive special instruction before being placed on traffic duty in the London streets. They do not receive any extra pay or allowances. The whole of the force are provided with uniform for summer wear, and it is suitable and comfortable for men engaged in traffic control.