§ 36. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what criteria the Metropolitan Police accept and refuse applications for school crossing patrols; and what procedure is adopted.
§ Mr. George Thomas
Each case is considered on its merits, having regard to the number and ages of the children involved, to the traffic and road conditions at the crossing and to any special factors that may be relevant. Counts262W are taken of children and traffic at material times and a recommendation is made by the local police. An independent assessment and recommendation is made by officers of the Traffic Branch, New Scotland Yard, and a decision is reached in the light of these two recommendations.