HC Deb 28 March 1985 vol 76 c267W
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.