HC Deb 19 January 1998 vol 304 c381W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people sought relocation in 1997 under the witness protection scheme; and how many were successfully rehoused, by borough. [23960]

Mr. Michael

There is no national scheme for the protection of witnesses in this country and information relating to those on police witness protection schemes is not collected centrally. Whether to offer protection in any particular case and the form that protection should take, including whether the person should be relocated, is a decision for the police force concerned.