§ Mr. Mellor
[pursuant to his reply, 22 July 1986]: The available figures relate to recorded racial incidents, not all of which are criminal offences, or in the nature of attacks. The following table shows figures for the first five months of this year analysed by borough. For the corresponding figures for 1985, I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) on 6 March at column 235.
Racial incidents recorded in the Metropolitan police district by borough, 1 January to 31 May 1986 Borough Number* Barking and Dagenham 19 Barnet, including that part of Hertsmere within the MPD 2 Bexley 13 Brent 16 Bromley 3 Camden 13 Croydon 23 Ealing 33 Enfield, including those parts of Welwyn, Hatfield and Broxbourne within the MPD 10 Greenwich 21 Hackney 4 Hammersmith/Fulham 1 Haringey 6 Harrow 21 Havering 2 Hillingdon (except parts in London airport) 18 Hounslow 34 Islington 26 Kensington and Chelsea 1 Kingston, including those parts of Elmbridge within the MPD 4 Lambeth 19 Lewisham 4 London Airport (parts of Spelthorne and Hillingdon) 1 Merton 21 Newham 38 Redbridge, including part of Epping Forest 37 Richmond, including those parts of Spelthorne within the MPD but not in London Airport 4 Southwark 14 Sutton, including those parts of Epsom and Ewell and Reigate and Banstead within the MPD 8 Tower Hamlets 88 Waltham Forest, including part of Epping Forest 6 Wandsworth 18 Westminster — Total MPD 528 * Provisional.