HC Deb 18 March 1936 vol 310 cc451-2W

asked the Home Secretary whether he will state the total police man-hours and the estimated cost for dealing with traffic occurrences in police inquiries on traffic matters and in the courts for the counties of Cumberland, Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cheshire for the year ended 29th September, 1935, each county separately?


Such information as is available is the following:

Counties (including cities and boroughs therein). Average daily strength of police forces. Estimated equivalent in terms of man-power of time spent by police on traffic duties of all kinds, including motor patrol and point duty. Approximate annual cost.
Cumberland and West-morland. 387 52 16,000
Lancashire 7,377 1,363 409,000
Cheshire 1,216 154 46,000
NOTE.—Cumberland and Westmorland maintain a joint County police force.