§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give, in whatever form may be readily available, information 422W for the longest and most convenient stated period of time of the number and ranks of police officers who have been accused of bribery, corruption, and any other stated illegalities or irregularities against their terms of office of appointment; and in how many instances, and with what results, prosecutions have been initiated.
§ Mr. Rose
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police officers have been prosecuted and how many convicted of offences involving bribery during each of the last five years; and how many cases are pending;
(2) how many police officers have been prosecuted and how many convicted of offences involving corruption or dishonesty other than bribery during each of the last five years; and how many cases are pending.
§ Mr. Sharples
Not all this information is readily available. On the best information I can readily obtain, the number of police officers in England and Wales convicted of bribery in each of the four years 1968–71 was none, three, three and four; and the number convicted of other forms of corruption or dishonesty (mainly theft) in those years was 42, 57, 79 and 69.