§ Mr. Boateng
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) arrests and (b) charges were made by police forces in England and Wales in each of the past five years. 
§ Mr. Maclean
Information on the number of arrests is given in the table. Data on the number of persons charged are not collected centrally. However, prosecution data are published in the Command Paper "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales 1995"—table 6A refers. Copies are in the Library.
Number of persons arrested England and Wales Year Number 1991 1,729,121 1992 1,733,081 1993 1,702,101 1994 1,747,804 1995 1,708,851