§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The available information about criminal charges brought against police officers does not identify separately charges of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, and I regret that the information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
§ Mr. Wray
Does the Minister agree that there has been much anxiety about a number of cases over the years, culminating in two recent cases, the Chelsea gang case, and 1090 the Stirton case, where the dubious fabricated evidence has cost the taxpayer money? Will the Home Secretary review the present arrangements, by bringing out a Green Paper?
§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
Does my hon. Friend agree that the very small proportion of police officers who attempt to pervert the course of justice is symptomatic of what a good police force we have? Does he agree also that it compares favourably with police forces abroad, and that we should be concerned about the number of police officers who are injured?
§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
Why is the Police Federation so reluctant to give legal support to Inspector Woollard? Does the federation believe that if he were to go to court some police officers would be prosecuted for offences?