§ 77. Mr. Willey
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of the Metropolitan Police have been prosecuted for offences during the past five years to the latest available date; how many have been convicted; and of what offences.50W
§ Major Lloyd-George
During the period 1st January, 1951, to 21st January, 1956, 140 members of the Metropolitan Police were prosecuted and 87 were convicted. The Answer to the last part of the Question is contained in the following table.
The following are the offences of which the officers were convicted:
1 manslaughter 1 using instrument with intent to procure miscarriage 1 persistently importuning male persons for immoral purpose 3 (i) shopbreaking (ii) possessing housebreaking implements by night 1 (i) larceny (ii) storebreaking (iii) forgery 1 (i) larceny (ii) shopbreaking (iii) receiving 1 (i) larceny (ii) warehousebreaking 2 demanding money by menaces or force 1 (i) larceny (ii) embezzlement 15 larceny 2 (i) larceny (ii) receiving 4 false pretences 1 receiving 1 forgery 2 corruption 1 conspiring with others to pervert the due course of justice 2 perjury 1 common assault 2 permitting a ferocious dog to be at large 38 motoring offences 1 committing a nuisance in a public place 3 travelling on a railway without paying fare 2 no wireless licences 87