HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 cc367-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a preview of the annual crime rate was given to the Press at a dinner on 2nd March by the Assistant Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis prior to these figures being submitted to Parliament; and whether he will see that such information is first submitted to Parliament.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The figures to which my hon. Friend refers relate to crime in the Metropolitan Police District. It is for the Commissioner to decide when such figures should be made public; there is no requirement for them to be submitted to Parliament.