Metropolitan Police

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th March 1997.

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Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge , Barking 12:00 am, 20th March 1997

In the dying moments of the Conservative Government, will the Home Secretary break his right to silence and confess that the figures that are in Hansard of 28 February—column 431—demonstrate that, year on year, police strength in the capital has gone down; confess that, this year, Londoners are paying more for their police service but are getting less; and confess that this is yet another in a long string of broken promises that Londoners have had to bear from a discredited Government?