HC Deb 29 October 1985 vol 84 c406W
Mr. Soley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in each London police district, what is the number of (a) baton rounds held in armouries, (b) weapons that discharge baton rounds and (c) officers trained in their use;

(2) which of the following departments of the Metropolitan police have stocks of plastic baton rounds, baton round launchers and officers trained in their use; and in each case what are the numbers involved: commissioner's office, A1 to A10, B1 to B14, C1 to C13, D1 to D15, area headquarters, training schools and holding centres.

Mr. Giles Shaw

For operational reasons it would not be sensible to disclose the quantity of baton round equipment held by the Metropolitan police, its location or the number of officers who have been trained in its use.