§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police in the London Metropolitan Area are employed in towing or driving away cars that cause obstruction and in operating the car pounds.
§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis estimates that during the first seven weeks of this year the daily average number so engaged full-time varied between 65 and 74 police officers, together with eight civilians. Other police officers effect removals during the course of, or when they can be released from, other duties. On weekdays 33 police officers are currently employed at car pounds.