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Traffic Wardens

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report the approximate annual cost for each policy authority area of traffic wardens and the approximate income in each area from parking meters and other public parking facilities that are serviced by traffic wardens.

The cost of the pay of traffic wardens in each police authority in the year 1978–79 is given in the table below.The other elements of the annual cost of running the traffic warden service in each area cannot be obtained without disproportionate expense. The revenue obtained from parking meters is a matter for local authorities.

Traffic Wardens Pay 1978–79
Avon and Somerset P.A.495,526
Bedfordshire C.C.141,605
Cambridgeshire C.C.157,118
Cheshire C.C.181,726
Cleveland C.C.110,493
Cumbria C.C.82,414
Derbyshire C.C.308,437
Devon and Cornwall P.A.529,707
Dorset C.C154,456
Durham C.C.90,553
Dyfed-Powys P.A.97,690
Essex C.C.389,044
Gloucestershire C.C.112,945
Greater Manchester C.C.711,804
Gwent C.C.70,456
Hampshire P.A.413,221
Hertfordshire C.C.316,203
Humberside CC.207,666
Kent C.C.472,163
Lancashire C.C.311,434
Leicestershire C.C.313,290
Lincolnshire C.C.104,955
Merseyside C.C.456,236
Norfolk C.C.187,683
Northamptonshire C.C.126,217
Northumbria P.A.481,871
North Wales P.A.148,328
North Yorkshire C.C.181,373
Nottinghamshire C.C.299,655
South Wales P.A.348,925
South Yorkshire C.C.234,843
Staffordshire C.C.167,909
Suffolk C.C.148,131
Surrey C.C.80,752
Sussex P.A.428,423
Thames Valley P.A.322,022
Warwickshire C.C91,009
West Mercia P.A.220,030
West Midlands C.C.742,726
West Yorkshire C.C.498,083
Wiltshire C.C.139,435
City of London187,970