HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 c317W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how long traffic wardens have now been taking the numbers and reporting unlicensed road vehicles nationally and in the Greater London area, respectively; and how many such reports have been made to the most convenient stated date.

Mr. Carlisle

It has been open to chief officers of police to employ traffic wardens to discharge such functions since 1st January, 1971. In the Metropolitan Police District they began to be so employed on 1st April, 1971 and had made 119,373such reports by 31st December, 1971. Corresponding information about other police areas is not readily available.