§ Mr. Edward Gardner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, following the statistics on crime in London published on 10 March, he proposes to take any further steps to deal with the growth of violent crime, including muggings, on the streets of London and elsewhere.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and other chief officers have constantly under review their operational response to crime, including violent street crime. My officials, in consultation with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, are studying tactics in different force areas in order to disseminate knowledge of the most effective tactics to deal with street crime.