Police (Traffic Duties)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th April 1959.

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Photo of Sir Frank Medlicott Sir Frank Medlicott , Norfolk Central 12:00 am, 9th April 1959

Is my right hon. Friend aware that both traffic and crime seem to be on the increase, whereas the size of the police force remains constant? Is it not clear that before long, with the further increase of traffic, there will be a serious risk of the police being unable in perform either part of their duties adequately, or even to their own satisfaction?