§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances the police are involved in insurance company payments to informants and others; and if he will list any substantial insurance payments of this kind made by the Metropolitan Police.
§ Mr. Raison
The police are involved entirely at the discretion of the companies themselves, who may wish to have advice about and assistance in the payment of a reward. It would not be in the public interest to disclose the exact amounts paid in any particular case.78W