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Traffic Regulation

Volume 113: debated on Friday 3 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps, following the observation of Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary in his report for 1985, to ensure that the allocation of resources for traffic regulation enforcement takes proper account of the potential and actual consequences of motor vehicles as agencies of death and injury: and if he will make a statement.

HM's inspectors of constabulary already take account of these considerations in the course of their inspections and we are satisfied that chief officers fully appreciate the importance of effective enforcement as a contribution to road safety.

Police forceAuthorised Police EstablishmentPolice strengthCivilian strength1Total police and civilian manpower1
North Wales1,3161,2683821,650
South Wales3,1093,0999564,055
1 Excluding traffic wardens and cadets Including part-time civilian staff on a two for one basis.