§ Sir G. de Freitas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many VASCAR (visual average speed computer and recorder) devices are in use by the police in the East Midlands and in Northamptonshire, respectively ; and which other counties have adopted this method of detection.
§ Mr. Carlisle
The answer to the first part of the Question is "None". The Essex and Southend-on-Sea Joint Constabulary have three VASCAR instruments in operational use and 27 instruments have been ordered for the Metropolitan Police. I understand that most other police forces in England and Wales are considering the purchase of one or more.