§ Mr. Corbett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what have been the overtime budgets available to the Metropolitan police in the four quarters of 1990 and the first three quarters of 1991.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I understand from the Commissioner that the information is not available in the form requested, because overtime budgets are fixed on a financial year rather than a quarterly basis. However, the actual amounts of overtime incurred by the Metropolitan police for the periods in question are as follows:
Police £ Civil staff £ Traffic wardens £ 1990 January—March 19,775,000 3,608,000 275,000 April—June 15,646,000 3,701,000 308,000 July—September 14,835,000 3,333,000 242,000 October—December 16,144,000 4,138,000 447,000 1991 January—March 18,262,000 4,129,000 358,000 April—June1 17,241,000 4,077,000 393,000 July—September1 16,813,000 4,339,000 460,000 1 Provisional out-turn.
§ Mr. Corbett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the numbers of persons(a) arrested and (b) charged by the Metropolitan police in 1989, 1990 and the first three quarters of 1991.140W
§ Mr. John Patten
The information available is for notifiable offences and is normally provided for 12-month periods only. It has been supplied by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and is contained in the following table:
Number of persons arrested and charged in the Metropolitan Police District for notifiable offences Period Arrested Charged 1989 111,420 85,323 1990 116,865 86,107 12 months to September 1991 115,788 84,974