HC Deb 03 December 1953 vol 521 c1308
20. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what considerations the Commissioner of Police has in mind when he fixes speed traps in the London area.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

The Commissioner of Police informs me that fixed speed controls in the Metropolitan police district are operated in places where the speed limit is habitually disregarded, especially where the accident record is bad.

Sir H. Butcher

Is it not a fact that one policeman in uniform would save a lot of manpower and prevent many offences?

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I do not think so, but I will consider any suggestions which are made.

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