HC Deb 03 December 1959 vol 614 cc154-5W
88. Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in order to assist traffic control and release the Metropolitan Police for more important duties, he will consider the recruitment of a special corps for traffic duty in London.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am advised that legislation would be necessary before civilians could be appointed to assist the police in their road traffic duties. I am giving the matter sympathetic and urgent consideration.