§ Mr. Yeo
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints received by the Metropolitan police service from members of the public during 2000 were(a) forwarded to the Police Complaints Authority and (b) recorded initially as complaints and then reclassified and cancelled. 
§ Mr. Denham
[holding answer 21 January 2002]: From 1 January to 31 December 2000 there were 6,211 public allegations against the Metropolitan police service, making up 3,887 cases. Of these, 3,050 allegations (49 per cent.) have so far been referred to the Police Complaints Authority. There are 60 allegations (1 per cent.) that are shown as 'Not Resolved' or 'De-Recorded'.