HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 cc288-9W
37. Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for reports from chief constables to ascertain how many police officers and police vehicles were used for mobile duties and traffic control during the Whitsun holiday; and how these figures compare with those for Whitsun, 1964.

Sir F. Soskice

I should not feel justified in asking for a special return for this purpose. But I am satisfied from inquiries of representative forces that special measures were generally taken to provide the maximum degree of cover for the roads during the Whitsun holiday, and that more men and vehicles were on duty than at Whitsun last year.