§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will publish for each police force in England and Wales the percentage of officers assigned to fraud squad duties for each of the last five years;
(2) if he will publish for each police force in England and Wales for each of the last five years (a) the number of officers assigned to fraud squad duties, (b) the number of prosecutions brought and (c) the number of convictions secured.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The figures for the last five years for which records are available are set out in the table. Offences of fraud and forgery are recorded together; the figures for prosecutions and convictions in 1989 are not yet available. Statistics on the strength of fraud squads before 1987 are not readily available; the figures for 1985 come from those published in the Roskill report.