HC Deb 10 March 1966 vol 725 c611W
8. Mr. John Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps, by legislation or otherwise, to arrange that traffic wardens should assist the Metropolitan Police in the control of traffic and traffic offences during and after parking-meters hours, thereby enabling the police to give more time to their other responsibilities.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The wardens at present available in the Metropolitan Police District are fully occupied in carrying out their primary responsibilities in relation to parked vehicles. As more wardens are recruited their functions could be extended, under existing legislation, and the Commissioner of Police is keeping the matter under review in the light of the manpower situation.