HC Deb 04 December 2001 vol 376 cc220-1W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions in each month since April 2000 the police were in receipt of information regarding violence against (a) persons and (b) property in interface areas; on how many occasions officers were sent to the scene; and on how many occasions charges were subsequently brought against those involved. [17371]

Jane Kennedy

The information requested is not held centrally and would have to be extracted from a number of different sources. To provide the information from April 2000 could be done only at a disproportionate cost. Generally, if information is received by police prior to an incident of public disorder, patrols are briefed accordingly and if necessary additional patrols are tasked.