HC Deb 02 March 2000 vol 345 c373W
Mr. Brooke

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many bodies recovered from the Thames by the Metropolitan police in the last five years have been incapable of identification. [111987]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan police has informed me that between 1 January 1995 and 24 February 2000 his officers recovered 197 bodies from the River Thames. Of these, seven currently remain incapable of identification.