HC Deb 03 March 1983 vol 38 c185W
42. Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations he has received from bodies within the Metropolitan Police district requesting a larger police presence on the streets.

Mr. Mayhew

It is not possible to specify how many such representations may have been received but my right hon. Friend is aware, as is the Commissioner, that many people regard a larger police presence on the streets as desirable. In his recent report to my right hon. Friend the Commissioner indicated that he proposes to make available a further 650 officers for this purpose, by savings in other areas of operation.