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Police Traffic Patrols

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the average national reduction in the strength of police traffic patrols since 1985.

On 31 December 1985, 8,265 police officers were deployed on specialist traffic duties in police forces in England and Wales other than the Metropolitan police. On 31 December 1986 the equivalent figure was 8,357, an increase of just over 1 per cent. Similar figures are not yet available for the Metropolitan police.