§ Mr. Grocott
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of recorded criminal offences in(a) 1979, (b) 1985 and (c) the latest year for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Maclean
The information requested is published in table 2.2 of "Criminal statistics, England and Wales 1994", Cm 3010. The latest information for the 12 months to June 1995 is published in Home Office statistical bulletin 19/95. Copies of both these publications are available in the Library.