§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT as much detailed information as may be readily available, for as long a period as possible, giving particulars of the number of police officers suspended without pay during investigations, the number subsequently exonerated from any charges, and the amounts of moneys lost during suspension; if he will state why Alan Barter has been kept in a state of suspension since 1st October on two-thirds pay; and when his case will be resolved.
§ Mr. Sharples
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis tells me that Police Constable Barter has been suspended under the Police (Discipline) Regulations and in common with other suspended officers is now entitled to full pay. It would be improper for me to comment furthern this individual case On the more general question of statistical information I will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible giving such information as is readily available.