HC Deb 24 June 1954 vol 529 cc588-9
44. Mr. Drayson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration has been given to the question of providing miniature motors for members of the police force who have to use bicycles while on duty.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

Lightweight motor cycles are used for patrolling by a number of forces where from the size of the beat or other considerations they are considered preferable to a pedal cycle. As regards motor-assisted pedal cycles, the Commissioner of Police informs me that, having considered the advantages and disadvantages, he has come to the conclusion that on the whole they are not suitable for police purposes.