League of Safe Drivers (Examiners)

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th August 1966.

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Photo of Mr Derek Page Mr Derek Page , King's Lynn 12:00 am, 4th August 1966

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for reports from chief constables on the extent to which they allow officers under their control to act as spare-time examiners for the League of Safe Drivers.

Photo of Mr Dick Taverne Mr Dick Taverne , Lincoln

The extent to which serving police officers can be permitted or encouraged to undertake spare-time activities of this kind is a matter for chief officers of police to decide in the light of local circumstances; and my right, hon. Friend sees no need for any action on his part.

Photo of Mr Derek Page Mr Derek Page , King's Lynn

Does not my hon. Friend agree that the League discharges an important and honourable duty and should be encouraged in every way possible?

Photo of Mr Dick Taverne Mr Dick Taverne , Lincoln

I agree, and I think that the Ministry of Transport looks with favour on the work of the League, but how far the police can assist must depend on the local circumstances.