HC Deb 29 April 1926 vol 194 cc2209-10W

asked the Home Secretary the number of members of the Metropolitan Police Force used for the purpose of traffic regulation; and to what extent this force has been increased during the last five years for the necessities of traffic regulation?


The duties mentioned in the first part of the question occupy the time of about 1,300 men. No increase in the establishment has been made on this account, but it was one of the factors I took into consideration when I decided that I could no longer main- tain the reduction effected in 1922 on the recommendation of the Geddes Committee.