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Police Forces

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the names of the non-county boroughs which will lose their separate police forces, the respective populations thereof, and the size of the respective police forces concerned; the names of the county boroughs which have their own police forces, the respective populations thereof, and the size of the respective police forces concerned; and the names of the counties which have their own police forces, the respective populations thereof, and the size of the respective police forces concerned.

The particulars asked for are given in the tables below:

LIST OF NON-COUNTY BOROUGHS IN ENGLAND AND WALES WITH SEPARATE POLICE FORCES
Force.Authorised Establishment (1939).Population (1931).
Accrington5242,991
Ashton6152,175
Bacup2820,590
Bedford6442,606
Boston3122,116
Cambridge12070,169
Carmarthen1710,310
Chepping Wycombe4129,626
Chesterfield8964,160
Clitheroe1512,008
Colchester6549,131
Congleton1814,666
Dover*6541,281
Folkestone*7346,170
Glossop3120,001
Grantham2919,711
Gravesend*5937,670
Guildford*6334,237
Hartlepool2620,638
Hereford4924,163
Hove*9854,993
Hyde4132,313
Kendal2316,316
Kidderminster4429,521
King's Lynn3023,528
Lancaster6043,649
Leamington5529,669
Luton11270,501
Macclesfield4735,552
Maidstone*6444,877
Margate*7140,3O7
Neath4233,340
Newark2719,535
Newcastle-under-Lyme7554,742
Penzance*2419,827
Peterborough5543,551
Ramsgate*6334,422
Reigate*5934,547
Rochester*5932,377
St. Albans5130,726
Salisbury*3726,460
Scarborough6542,384
Shrewsbury5236,732
Stalybridge3524,978
Tunbridge Wells*6635,839
Winchester*3823,523
Windsor3920,287
* Non-county borough police forces merged under EmergencyPowers.
LIST OF COUNTY BOROUGHS IN ENGLAND AND WALES WITH SEPARATE POLICE FORCES
Force.Authorised Establishment (1939).Population (1931).
Barnsley9073,877
Barrow9666,202
Bath11068,815
Birkenhead220151,513

Force.

Authorised Establishment (1939).

Population (1931).

Birmingham1,8871,002,603
Blackburn175122,791
Blackpool169106,095
Bolton234177,250
Bootle11576,770
Bradford478298,692
Brighton*224147,427
Bristol670403,948
Burnley13098,258
Canterbury*4025,109
Cardiff337226,937
Carlisle8257,304
Chester6245,747
Coventry272178,126
Derby177142,520
Dewsbury7954,302
Doncaster9464,708
Dudley8059,583
Eastbourne*11358,542
Exeter9065,700
Gateshead156124,545
Great Yarmouth7656,771
Grimsby12092,458
Halifax14998,115
Hastings*11466,191
Huddersfield152123,048
Hull460313,649
Ipswich11787,569
Leeds703482,827
Leicester312257,718
Lincoln9866,243
Liverpool1,821856,072
Manchester1,511766,311
Merthyr Tydfil8771,108
Middlesbrough196138,960
Newcastle-upon-Tyne426286,255
Newport15398,447
Northampton13196,546
Norwich156126,233
Nottingham408276,189
Oldham180140,314
Oxford13480,539
Plymouth299208,182
Portsmouth315252,421
Preston152119,665
Reading13197,149
Rochdale13695,527
Rotherham8975,223
St. Helens152107,452
Salford345223,438
Sheffield715518,257
Southampton272176,007
South end-on-Sea247129,483
Southport11578,925
South Shields143113,185
Stockport145126,362
Stoke-on-Trent254276,639
Sunderland219185,903
Swansea199164,797
Tynemouth8765,919
Wakefield7559,305
Wallasey12798,361
Walsall120103,059
Warrington11381,561
Wigan11885,357
Wolverhampton170138,631
Worcester7851,686
York11394,006

* County borough police forces merged under Emergency Powers.

LIST OF COUNTY POLICE FORCES IN ENGLAND AND WALES

Force.

Authorised Establishment (1939).

Population (1931).

Anglesey4349,029
Bedfordshire162107,418
Berkshire300194,017
Breconshire6457,775
Buckinghamshire378241,797
Caernarvonshire124120,829
Cambridgeshire7469,835
Cardiganshire4355,184
Carmarthenshire148168,790
Cheshire791558,066
Cornwall302296,401
Cumberland286205,847
Denbighshire141157,951
Derbyshire521523,530
Devonshire524449,476
Dorsetshire298239,352
Durham1,1191,041,904
Ely, Isle of8880,864
Essex831518,260
Flintshire118112,586
Glamorganshire822732,883
Gloucestershire511386,585
Hampshire*646562,365
Herefordshire10287,604
Hertfordshire386295,728
Huntingdonshire7156,206
Kent793628,236
Lancashire2,5261,666,771
Leicestershire253283,917

Force.

Authorised Establishment (1939).

Population (1931).

Lincolnshire461423,925
Merionethshire3943,201
Monmouthshire300333,163
Montgomeryshire4048,473
Norfolk352295,378
Northamptonshire223212,928
Northumberland381404,608
Nottinghamshire447417,007
Oxfordshire148129,245
Pembrokeshire8887,206
Peterborough108,288
Radnorshire2221,323
Rutland2217,401
Shropshire205207,424
Somerset423383,755
Staffordshire933860,848
Suffolk, East209207,408
Suffolk West131106,137
Surrey536329,905
Sussex, East*299219,711
Sussex West*307222,995
Warwickshire418322,815
Westmorland6249,092
Wight, Isle of*7988,454
Wiltshire351276,733
Worcestershire364279,266
Yorkshire, East Riding215169,287
Yorkshire North Riding405285,422
Yorkshire West Riding1,6811,504,057

* County police forces merged under Emergency Powers.