§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, pursuant to the Prime Minister's answer of 18 March, Official Report, c. 280, he will cause an independent committee of investigation to be established to investigate the reasons for the increase in crime in the context of an increase in police resources.
§ Mr. Mayhew
No. As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister made clear in her answer to a question by the hon. Member for Ormskirk (Mr. Kilroy-Silk) on 29 March, we recognise that efforts to reduce crime cannot be confined to the police and the criminal justice system alone, but must involve the community as a whole.—[Vol. 40, c.108–9.]