asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of the west midlands as to the number of hours of overtime worked, together with the annual costs, for each year since 1978 within H Division (Walsall) of the West Midlands police authority.
I understand from the chief constable of the west midlands that the information for each of the financial years 1978–79 to 1985–86 is as follows:
|Financial year||Number of hours of overtime worked||Annual cost approximate|
|1 Not available.|
|2 Does not include overtime in connection with policing the miners' dispute.|
|3 Does not include overtime in connection with the Handsworth disturbance.|
|4 Does not include overtime in connection with the Wolverhampton disturbance.|