HC Deb 11 December 1970 vol 808 c203W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether traffic wardens who are now to be used in London to reinforce police for crowd control during the Christmas period are to have power of arrest; and if he will give an assurance that this practice will not become permanent.

Mr. Sharples

Traffic wardens have no statutory power of arrest and my right hon. Friend does not propose that they should have.