§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of arrests in the Metropolitan area in the last month; what was the total number of cases in which, following a request under section 62, the provision has been applied and the result has been that the arrested person has been detained at the police station or other place of custody for four or more hours without an attempt being made to convey the intimation; and what was the total number of such cases in which the corresponding delay has been 24 hours or more.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The latest information available for the Metropolitan Police district relates to January 1981, when the total number of persons arrested was 28,418, the number where the intimation of arrest was not conveyed within four hours was 14 and the number not conveyed within 24 hours was three. A Home Office statistical bulletin will be published shortly giving data for 1980 corresponding to that for 1979 published in Home Office statistical bulletin 5/80.