HC Deb 09 May 1984 vol 59 c387W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what use has been made in the Metropolitan police area of section 34 of the Civil Justices Act 1972 which enables a police constable to take a drunken offender to a treatment centre as an alternative to arrest; and how many such centres now operate within the Metropolitan police area.

Mr. Mellor

None of the three centres at present approved under section 34 of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 is in the Metropolitan police district.