§ Mr. Shersby
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the priorities of the Metropolitan police for 1995–96, and if he will make a statement.30W
§ Mr. Howard
The priorities of the Metropolitan police for 1995–96 are:
- (i) to deliver the standards defined in the MPS charter;
- (ii) to achieve a detection rate for notifiable offences of 20 per cent.;
- (iii) to achieve a detection rate for burglary of 15 per cent.;
- (iv) to improve performance against robbery, in particular:
- (a) increase the detection rate for street crime to 15 per cent.;
- (b) increase the detection rate for robberies at business properties to 20 per cent.;
- (v) to improve performance against drug-related violence;
- (vi) to provide high visibility policing so as to reassure the public.
Details of each of the priorities and the way in which they address the key objectives for policing were given in the statutory instrument I laid before the House on 19 October 1994 and are set out in the Metropolitan police policing plan 1995–96 which the Commissioner is issuing with my approval. I am sending copies to all right hon. and hon. Members whose constituencies fall wholly or partly within the Metropolitan police district and I am arranging for copies to be placed in the Library.