§ Mr. A. Evans
asked the Postmaster-General what is the number of occasions during the past 12 months when sound and television broadcasting have been used to describe persons required by the police in connection with crimes, and the number of these persons against whom the police held a warrant or subpoena.
§ Mr. Marples
The B.B.C. informs me that such descriptions were given on 12 occasions in television and 10 occasions in sound broadcasting. The I.T.A. informs me that records are not kept. I regret that without a disproportionate amount of research it is not possible to say how many such descriptions have been given in all or whether the police held warrants or subpoenas on each occasion.