1986. Dr. Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of serious assaults committed against police officers in the north Wales area during 1989; and what were the comparable figures for(a) 1979, (b) 1983 and (c)
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I understand from the chief constable of North Wales that there were 308 assaults on members of his force in 1989. There were 109 assaults in 1979, 81 in 1983 and 91 in 1986. Information on the number of serious assaults is not readily available.