HC Deb 19 June 1947 vol 438 cc228-9W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much it will cost to train police constables at the Devizes Police College to drive a motor-car; and how this total is made up.

Mr. Ede

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the District Motor Training School organised by the Wiltshire police authority. The cost of training a police driver in all his duties, and not merely to drive a car, at this school over a five-year period is estimated at about £53, on the basis of an initial capital cost of about £10,500 for garages, vehicles and a "skid pan" and annual running cost of about £8,500 for the pay of the instructional staff and maintenance and depreciation charges. It is estimated that about 190 men will be trained in a year.