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Traffic Wardens (Metropolis)

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Secretaryof State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to halt the decline in the number of traffic wardens in the Metropolitan Police district.

The Commissioner is, with our support, pursuing a vigorous advertising campaign in an effort toimprove recruitment, and open days have been held at traffic warden centres. New rates of pay, effective from 1 July 1979, were introduced in October, and a further review is due shortly.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many traffic wardens are currently in post in the Metropolitan Police district; and how this compares with the authorised complement.

The strength of the Metropolitan Police traffic warden service on 31 December was 1,114, compared with a current ceiling of 1,800.