HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 cc212-3W
134. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methods will be used to enforce the speed limits he has imposed on road vehicles; and if these will include the creation of a mobile transport force equipped with the authority and powers to deal with delinquents.

Mr. George Thomas

The methods to be used to enforce vehicle speed limits are matters for chief officers of police, who already make extensive use of mobile patrols. The Home Office Police Research and Planning Branch is at present investigating the effectiveness of various methods of enforcing speed limits, and their conclusions will be discussed with chief officers. My right hon. and learned Friend does not consider that the creation of a separate mobile agency outside the police service is desirable in present circumstances.