HC Deb 14 February 1978 vol 944 cc102-3W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give for the latest and most convenient date the number of police in the Metropolitan force known to be of ethnic race other than British; which races are concerned; and how these figures compare with the same date for each of the last 10 years.

Dr. Summerskill

The number of officers from the ethnic minorities serving in the Metropolitan Police at the end of each year since 1968 was as follows:

1968 3
1969 4
1970 8
1971 11
1972 13
1973 19
1974 36
1975 39
1976 72
1977 82

Information about the particular minority group from which the officers have been drawn is not available.

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