HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 cc83-5W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out in respect of each London borough for the financial year 1993–94, the amount paid by each to the Metropolitan police, the appropriate sum per head for each inhabitant, the increase or decrease relative to the sum paid in 1983–84, discounted at the appropriate RPI, together with equivalent hours for Greater London as a whole, excepting the City of London, and the proportion of such payments to all income received.

Mr. Maclean

The information requested by the hon. Member is set out in the table.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Responsibility for these matters has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. Ian McCartney, dated 17 October 1994: The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Questions about the transfer of mentally disordered offenders, and the delays surrounding such transfers. The most up-to-date information on the number of transfers held centrally is for 27 June 1994. On that day there were 174 mentally disordered prisoners awaiting transfer to NHS psychiatric facilities of all types—local psychiatric hospitals, medium secure units and Special Hospitals. Of these approximately forty per cent. would have been awaiting transfer to a medium secure unit. I regret that the detailed information you request on the delays surrounding transfers is not collected centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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