§ Mr. Bernie Grant
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many allegations of racial discrimination have been made against the Metropolitan police by serving or ex-police officers in each year since 1985; how many settlements or awards there were in respect of such allegations in each of those years; what the total amount of such settlements or awards were in each or those years; and whether the Commissioner intends to take disciplinary action against officers against whom any of these allegations were made.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I understand that one allegation was made in 1986, one in 1987, two in 1990 and two in 1991. There have been two awards made in respect of the allegations: £20,000 in 1991, and £1,000 in 1990—this award was for victimisation, the original discrimination claim having been dismissed. Disciplinary investigations have either taken place, or are under way in respect of all the allegations; one officer has been disciplined under regulation 9 of the discipline code as a consequence.