HC Deb 22 July 1985 vol 83 cc344-5W
Mr. Redmond

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the police authorities and the number of officers involved in complaints in each authority; and whether any officer has been involved in more than one complaint in connection with the mining dispute.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The table records, by police area, the number of members of the police force against whom complaints arising from the miners' strike were recorded under s.49 of the Police Act 1964 between 13 March 1984 and 5 March 1985. In addition 273 complaints were made against officers who have not been identified.

The other information sought is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproprotionate cost.

Cheshire 10
Derbyshire 28
Devon and Cornwall 1
Dorset 4
Durham 13
Dyfed Powys 1
Essex 2
Gloucestershire 4
Greater Manchester 11
Gwent 15
Hertfordshire 4
Humberside 4
Kent 16
Lancashire 3
Lincolnshire 4
Merseyside 17
Metropolitan 4
Northumbria 22
North Wales 2
North Yorkshire 1
Nottinghamshire 49
South Wales 26
South Yorkshire 40
Staffordshire 10
Sussex 1
Thames Valley 2
Warwickshire 19
West Midlands 8
West Yorkshire 6