§ Mr. Michie
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now answer questions on the number of telephones which were tapped in Sheffield between 8 July and 9 August.
§ Mr. Hurd
No. Exceptionally, certain statistics were given in annex 2 of the White Paper "The Interception of Communications in the United Kingdom" (Cmnd. 9438, February 1985), but it would be contrary to the long-standing policy of successive governments to add to the information provided in the White Paper.