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Road Traffic Laws (Enforcement)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that the Metropolitan police are spending considerable time in apprehending motorists for petty offences; and will he take steps to ensure that the present limited force is directed towards the combating of crime.

No, Sir. The enforcement of road traffic laws is an important factor in promoting road safety and reducing the heavy toll of road casualties, and I have no reason to think that the amount of police time given to these duties in London is disproportionate to their importance.