asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent police foot patrols operate in the outer London suburbs.
All the divisions covering the outer areas of the Metropolitan Police District are policed in accordance with the unit beat policing system. Under this, constables often live in the area for which they are responsible and they get to know the community well. They patrol on foot and are supported by panda cars, the drivers of which sometimes patrol on foot. There are also other uniform and plain clothes foot patrols.