§ 9. Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Home Secretary the number of police at present engaged upon traffic duties within the Metropolitan police area as compared with 1920; and whether any proposals are 1186 under consideration to enlarge the Metropolitan police force?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The number of Metropolitan police engaged on traffic duty varies from day to day, but is at present about 1,300. The corresponding figure for May, 1920, was about 780. The question of the strength of the force is constantly before me, but for reasons of economy I cannot press for an increase of strength at present.