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Greater London

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 1 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements exist within his Department, within the central headquarters or in any regional or sub-regional organisation, for dealing with his responsibilities regarding public services or any other function in respect of the Greater London area; and how many full-time equivalent staff are involved in such work.

I have well established consultative and other arrangements for assisting in the discharge of my duties with regard to the various services for which I have responsibility. However, these generally relate to England and Wales as a whole and it would not be possible to identify separately those relating exclusively to Greater London or the numbers of staff which are involved.Seven officials work full-time on duties in connection with my responsibilities for the Metropolitan police. But the police department is organised on a functional basis and all its officials are available to advise me depending on the matter under consideration.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which Departments and non-departmental bodies his Department, and its related non-departmental public bodies, has consulted during 1986–87 in respect of services provided within Greater London; approximately how often such consultations have taken place; and what issues were discussed.

I regularly consult many other Government Departments and non-departmental bodies in connection with the discharge of my duties; these consultations take place as and when necessary. The Treasury and the Department of the Environment are consulted regularly on aspects of Metropolitan police resources. It would be possible to provide the other detailed information requested only at disproportionate expense.

Number of offences
19811982198319841985
Gross personal violence to inmate:
Charge proved6668623937
Referred to police1629312122
Adjudication not completed2211
Charge dismissed812111311
Sub-total921111057470
Attempted gross personal violence:
Charge proved1110777
Referred to police7
Adjudication not completed
Charge dismissed1
Sub-total1111778
Assault on inmate:
Charge proved2,0961,8761,8301,6571,774
Referred to police711161226
Adjudication not completed101191013
Charge dismissed132119152151156
Sub-total2,2452,0172,0071,8301,969
Attempted assault:
Charge proved9950322346
Referred to police1
Adjudication not completed

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are any proposals to change the arrangements for discharging his Department's responsibilities regarding public services or any other function in respect of the Greater London area during the forthcoming year.