HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 c340W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he will not obtain from chief constables, and publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT, for the longest convenient stated period of time, the number of occasions when a person known to be mentally normal has confessed to the police to one, two and three murder attempts, giving times, dates and details, where no action has been taken by the police, including interviewing the person or persons who have made the confession.

Mr. Sharples

Because the time and cost involved would not be justified.