HC Deb 31 January 1985 vol 72 c241W
28. Mr. Sedgemore

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his assessment of the incidence of racial attacks during the last 12 months.

Mr. Giles Shaw

We are much concerned about racial attacks and racial incidents and are particularly disturbed that the total number of incidents involving Asian and black victims has increased.

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has made this problem one of the two new priority objectives for the Metropolitan police in 1985. We will continue to give every support to the police in their efforts to develop more effective ways of dealing with racial attacks.