HC Deb 29 June 1961 vol 643 c57W
47. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, when the present uniforms are being renewed, he will give traffic wardens a more attractive and more dignified uniform.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Commissioner of Police hopes, in due course, to replace the present uniform of traffic wardens in the Metropolitan Police District by one of better quality and cut. He is currently considering representations from the wardens about their uniform and equipment.

Sir B. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the methods of operation of traffic wardens in Leicester are proving more effective than those adopted by the wardens in charge of parking meters in London and elsewhere; and what steps he will take to effect an improvement in respect of the latter.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The employment of traffic wardens must still be regarded as in the experimental stage. I am sure that the Commissioner of Police, who is responsible for the traffic warden organisation in the Metropolitan Police District, will follow with interest the experience gained at Leicester and elsewhere.