§ Mr. Kaufman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the occasions since 1979 on which the strategy report submitted to him by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has been amended after its submission; and if he will state the nature of any such amendments.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The commissioner made his first such report in 1983. Minor textual amendments were agreed to the 1985 and 1986 reports after they had been shown in draft to the Home Office. There is regular contact between our officials and the Metropolitan police, and the commissioner has always been aware in preparing his reports of the issues to which my right hon. Friend and his predecessors as the police authority have attached importance.