asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his reply on 10th November to Written Question No. 102 of 3rd November, what particular criteria were involved and what assessments were made in each case in replying to Written Questions of 3rd November which were answered by the hon. Member for Halifax (Dr. Summer-skill) on 8th November.
The information asked for in the four Questions answered by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State on 8th November is not available in the Home Office. To have asked each of the 43 police forces in England and Wales to search their records and reports would have entailed heavy expenditure of time and money, particularly by the police.