asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been made to the Police Complaints Board each month since it was established; how many, on the same monthly basis, led to prosecution; of these, how many led to conviction; and what were the results in other cases.
I regret that the information is not available in the form requested. The reports of the Police Complaints Board 1 June-31 December 1977 and 1978 contain statistical information about the number of complaints referred to the Board for its consideration. The functions of the Board relate only to the disciplinary aspects of complaints against the police. Other information on the outcome of complaints, including criminal proceedings and convictions, is contained in the annual reports of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary and the Commissioner of Police of the Mtropolis. The reports are available in the Library of the House.