HC Deb 03 April 1987 vol 113 c627W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps, following the observation of Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary in his report for 1985, to ensure that the allocation of resources for traffic regulation enforcement takes proper account of the potential and actual consequences of motor vehicles as agencies of death and injury: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

HM's inspectors of constabulary already take account of these considerations in the course of their inspections and we are satisfied that chief officers fully appreciate the importance of effective enforcement as a contribution to road safety.

Police force Authorised Police Establishment Police strength Civilian strength1 Total police and civilian manpower1
Dyfed-Powys 934 929 193 1,122
Gwent 978 973 236 1,209
North Wales 1,316 1,268 382 1,650
South Wales 3,109 3,099 956 4,055
1 Excluding traffic wardens and cadets Including part-time civilian staff on a two for one basis.