§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Oldham, West on arrests of persons in the Metropolitan district under the "sus" laws where no further action was taken, whether it would be possible to provide the answer to the question without disproportionate expense if no breakdown by ethnic classification were given.
§ Mr. Brittan
No. I am informed by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that no information could be obtained on arrests of persons in the Metropolitan District under the "sus" laws where no further action was taken, except at disproportionate cost.