§ Mr. Chidgey
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many physical assaults on police officers were recorded in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for each year since 1990. 
§ Mr. Maclean
The information available centrally relates to assaults on police officers recorded for the Hampshire police force area as a whole. Separate information for the Isle of Wight is not available centrally. There were 343 assaults in 1990, 374 in 1991, 388 in 1992 and 355 in 1993. Information for 1994 is not yet available.