HC Deb 27 February 1990 vol 168 c151W
Sir Barney Hayhoe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to ensure that the Metropolitan police have sufficient manpower resources to deal with traffic problems and dangers arising from the failure of traffic lights at major junctions in Greater London.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

It is for the Commissioner to decide whether it is necessary to deploy officers or other staff where traffic lights fail. This is an operational matter which he will determine against the background of other priorities and the manpower available to him.