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Traffic Patrol Duties, West End

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 October 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why it has been the practice out of a total of 15 policemen engaged on street parking work in the West End, for one to have been engaged continuously in New Burlington Street, in view of the extreme shortness of this thoroughfare, and of the fact that it is not highly congested.

I am informed by the Commissioner of Police that while no constable is employed continuously in this street, it carries heavy traffic and traffic congestion is aggravated by vehicles parking on both sides of it. This sometimes makes it necessary for the constable employed on traffic foot patrol in this and adjoining streets to spend a great deal of time in it.