§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on changing inner city patrolling methods and using more home beat officers since the publication of the Scarman report.
§ Mr. Mayhew
We know chief officers of police share our view on the importance of foot patrols, and they have been able to increase them because of the improvement in the strength of the police service and by re-deploying officers formerly carrying out administrative duties. Exact figures could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.