§ Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions in the last five years the Metropolitan police have employed the services of a psychic in the course of a criminal investigation; and at what cost. 
§ Ms Blears
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis informs me that the information requested is not held centrally. If a Senior Investigating Officer forms a professional opinion that the engagement of such a service may further a particular inquiry or provide support from a family liaison perspective, he or she is at liberty to make appropriate arrangements.