§ 21. Mr. EVERARD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many accidents the mobile police have been involved since thir inauguration; and whther these police have all had prevoius experience in driving motor cars before their appointment?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Clynes)
There have been 121 such accidents, two-thirds of which were quite trivial. Every driver had had previous experience of driving motor vehicles and his driving capacity was tested before his selection for this duty.
§ Mr. EVERARD
As London omnibus drivers have to go through a very careful course of instruction, does not the right hon. Gentleman think that the police ought to go through a similar course?
§ Mr. CLYNES
They do go through a course which is quite satisfactory for testing purposes, as the terms of my reply indicate.