§ Mr. Bryan Davies
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many school crossing patrols in England and Wales have become vacant and have remained unfilled since 1st April 1975.
§ Mr. Kenneth Marks
I regret that the information is not available. The provision of school crossing patrols in England and Wales is a matter entirely within the discretion of local authorities, generally the county council, but in London the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolitan Police District. No central record of the number or operational status of school crossing patrols is maintained.