§ 22. Dr. Godman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the effect of the policing of the miners' dispute on the number of arrests made by police in London.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis tells me that the number of persons arrested in the Metropolitan Police district in 1984 was 4 per cent. lower than in 1983 but, within this total, the number arrested for notifiable offences was 5 per cent. higher. It is not possible to say to what extent these figures may have been affected by the redeployment of officers associated with the miners' dispute.