HC Deb 16 February 1982 vol 18 cc77-8W
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.