HC Deb 02 March 1966 vol 725 cc321-2W
Mr. Howe

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing, in respect of the last eight quarters for which figures are available, the number of persons prosecuted for exceeding the 40 miles per hour speed limit in the controlled section of New Chester Road, Bebington, which lies immediately to the south of the New Ferry By-pass.

Mr. George Thomas

I am informed by the Chief Constable of Cheshire that the figures are:

1st Quarter 27
2nd Quarter 13
3rd Quarter 28
4th Quarter 24
were in charge of or were carrying money or valuables was 789, though not all of these involved serious violence to the person.

There is no evidence that corporal punishment is an especially effective deterrent for these or other crimes.

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