asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has advised chief constables to adopt the code of conduct for police officers as advocated and published by Sir Kenneth Newman, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis sent copies of the handbook of "The Principles of Policing and Guidance for Professional Behaviour" to all other forces when it was published on 2 April. It is for chief constables to decide whether or not to use it in their own forces. The then Home Secretary made clear his high regard for the handbook, during the debate on the policing of the metropolis on 28 June; that view is shared by his successor.
of violence and sexual offences the information collected centrally does not distinguish the age of the victim. Information on those offences marked with an asterisk is published annually in "Criminal Statistics England and Wales, Supplementary Tables, Volume 4" (Tables S 4.1(A) and S 4.1(B) for 1984) which also includes information on cautions for these offences. (Tables S 4.1(C) and S 4·1(D)).
Following is the table: