§ 77. Commander Locker-Lampson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many policemen have been engaged as traffic patrols during each of the past five years; how many prosecutions for motoring offences have taken place and how many convictions; and what is the yearly cost of the maintenance of this organisation?
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)
The motor patrols form part of the strengths of the various police forces, and it would not be possible to give the particulars asked for with regard to their strength and cost for the country generally without much detailed inquiry and analysis. Figures of prosecutions and convictions are available in the Returns of offences relating to motor vehicles presented annually to this House. I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT details of the strength of the Metropolitan police motor patrols, and of the numbers of prosecutions and convictions in the Metropolitan police district.
§ Commander Locker-Lampson
May I have a reply to the last part of the question? Can that information be given?
§ Following is the statement:
§ Strength of Metropolitan Police Traffic Patrols.
|1933||…||522 (including 33 Serjeants and 485 Constables).|
|1934||…||522 (including 33 Serjeants and 485 Constables).|
|1935||…||526 (including 33 Serjeants and 489 Constables).|
|1936||…||560 (including 37 Serjeants 519 Constables).|
|1937||…||686 (including 63 Serjeants and 613 Constables).|
|Prosecutions and Convictions for Motoring Offences in the Metropolitan Police District.|
|Year.||Total Prosecutions (Charges and Summonses).||Total Convictions.|