§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will request chief constables to organise an onslaught on crime in general and on the offence known generally as mugging on the same basis as that organised before and during the Christmas and New Year period for drink and driving investigations.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The deployment of their officers is a matter for individual chief officers to decide. We are satisfied, however, that chief officers do make special efforts, where appropriate, to deal with offences of violence.