HC Deb 03 February 1993 vol 218 cc197-8W
Mr. Adley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the most recent figures available for the total cost of policing the roads in the United Kingdom; what these figures include; and how they are created.

Mr. Charles Wardle

In 1991, approximately 8 per cent. of the total police strength in England and Wales was deployed on specialist traffic duties. The proportion of non-specialist officers' time spent on traffic matters is not recorded. The total costs could not be reliably estimated.

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