HC Deb 20 July 1933 vol 280 cc1977-8
25. Captain LOCKWOOD

asked the Home Secretary what is the number of traffic police now engaged on special traffic duties; whether they are drawn from the existing police force; what special qualifications, if any, are required for employment on those duties; and whether they receive any and, if so, what extra pay?


According to the latest available returns, obtained a year ago, 1,242 police were wholly employed and 317 partially employed in the summer, and 1,176 wholly and 335 partially employed in the winter on motor patrol duties in England and Wales. The men have been drawn from the existing personnel of the forces: they are given appropriate training and are not retained on these duties unless they prove suitable. They do not receive any extra pay.


May I ask my right hon. Friend whether these officers remain for any length of time after they have gained experience of London traffic, or are they moved somewhere else?


I think that my hon. and gallant Friend had better put that question upon the Paper.