§ 30. Mr. Sedgemore
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis as to whether there has been any increase in the time spent by police officers on street duty in London since 1979.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that uniformed police constables attached to divisions performed approximately 5,900 man years of street duty in 1986. Comparable information for 1979 is not available.