§ Mr. Dudley Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports he has received about criminal activity by so-called skinheads in areas of high Asian population in various parts of the United Kingdom; what consultations he is having with chief constables as a result; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
This is one of the matters being examined in the course of my study into the incidence of racial attacks.
§ Mr. Thomas Cox
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the number of known attacks that have been made against Asian people in the Greater London Council area in each of the last five years.
§ Mr. Mayhew
I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that the available information is as given in the following table. Information for 1976 is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Offences of assault, robbery and other violent theft recorded by the
police where the victim was of Indian/Pakistani appearance.
Metropolitan Police District
Number of victims 1977 1,865 1978 1,956 1979 2,075 1980 2,426