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Traffic Law Enforcement (Metropolitan Police District)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from the London Accident Prevention Council concerning the inadequacy of enforcement of traffic laws within the Metropolitan Police district; and if he will make a statement.

The London Accident Prevention Council has not made representations to me recently, but a number of hon. Members who sit for constituencies in Greater London have taken up a circular letter, which the council sent them, about road accidents and enforcement of the traffic law.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he proposes to take to bring up to their authorised establishment those law enforcement agencies within the Metropolitan Police which are concerned with traffic offences.

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis is, with my support, continuing his efforts to recruit more police officers and traffic wardens, both of whom are concerned with enforcement of the traffic law.