HC Deb 24 November 1983 vol 49 cc228-9W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police stations in each of the police authority areas where the experimental tape-recording of interviews with suspects is to be undertaken will be included in the experiment.

Mr. Hurd

The tape recording field trials will take place in four provincial force divisions or subdivisions, and in two districts of the Metropolitan police. The numbers of police stations involved in the field trials, and the total numbers of stations in the respective force areas are as follows. The figures representing the total number of stations in a force area include those which are manned for only part of the day, and those in which interviews with suspects do not normally take place.

Force Police stations in the field trials Total number of police stations in the force
Metropolitan 2 190
Merseyside 6 58

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BULLDOG supported work scheme 392,000 Appropriation Act
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International Social Service of Great Britain 160,612 Immigration Act 1971
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Police Complaints Board 590,163 Police Act 1976
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