HC Deb 25 April 1978 vol 948 c495W
Mr. Watt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many extra police were drafted into the Lambeth, Central constituency during the recent by-election; how many incidents were reported to the police during the by-election; and how many arrests were made.

Dr. Summerskill

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis tells me that between 1st and 20th April ordinary divisional police cover in Lambeth was supplemented on five days. A total of 3,208 additional officers were deployed, 2,269 of them on 15th April. During the same period 49 persons were arrested for offences arising out of by-election activities.