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Police Services (Per Capita Cost)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the cost per head of population of the police forces in Scotland, excluding the cost of the Special Constabulary.

The cost of the Scottish police service per head of population in the year ended 15th May, 1951, was 20s. 1d. The estimated costs in the years ending 15th May, 1952 and 1953 are 23s. 10d. and 25s. 2d., respectively. These amounts include the cost of the Special Constabulary, which is small, and cannot readily be isolated.