§ Miss Joan Hall
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the official figures for reported rape cases in the London area for the last six months of 1971 and the estimated figures for the same period in 1972.
§ Mr. Carlisle
The statistics are collected cumulatively throughout the year and do not permit figures to be given for the second half of the year. I am sending my hon. Friend a fuller explanation.