HC Deb 21 April 1937 vol 322 cc1751-2
73. Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether, in connection with the increase of motor police patrols in many parts of the country, as, for instance, the proposed increase of 100 in Cheshire, he will take steps to see that these patrols stop dangerous driving and do not waste the time of the courts by charges for minor technical offences?

The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd)

The main principles of the experimental scheme for increasing the number of police patrols in certain areas were referred to in the reply to a question by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Clitheroe (Sir W. Brass) on 17th February last, in the course of which my right hon. Friend made it clear that whilst there is, of course, no intention of relaxing the enforcement of the law, the experiment is designed primarily to assist and educate the road user and not to increase the number of prosecutions.