HC Deb 01 May 1968 vol 763 c212W
77. Sir G. Nabarro

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many mounted police are now available in the Metropolitan area for use excepting those used for ceremonial purposes; and to what extent and for what purposes other than ceremonies he proposes to maintain this establishment of mounted police.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

The Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police consists of 210 officers with 201 horses. None is exclusively employed on ceremonial duties. No change in the establishment of the Branch is contemplated. It will continue to be engaged mainly on regular patrol work and occasionally on crowd control duties.