HC Deb 15 November 1985 vol 86 c324W
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.