HC Deb 07 March 1929 vol 226 cc583-4W
Major GLYN

asked the Home Secretary what is the annual cost of providing a police officer on point duty; how many such points for traffic control are maintained by the Metropolitan Police; whether his attention has been called to the light signals in use in the borough of Wolverhampton; and whether he will consider the adoption of such signals in the Metropolitan Police district?


The average cost of a constable, allowing for the prospective pension, is at the rate of about £320 per annum. The number of traffic points being worked at a given time varies a good deal, but may be taken as about 700. I am aware of the use of traffic signal lights at Wolverhampton and elsewhere, and as my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport stated on the 5th instant, he is endeavouring to arrange for lights to be installed experimentally in London.