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Police (Wastage And Recruitment)

Volume 499: debated on Tuesday 22 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the balance between wastage and recruitment in the months of January, February and March, 1952, for the lower ranks of the police forces of England and Wales, giving separately the figures for the Metropolitan Police, all the county police forces

A. JANUARY TO MARCH, 1952
ForcesMonth (1952)MenWomen
RecruitmentWastageIncrease (+)RecruitmentWastageIncrease (+) or Decrease (-)
MetropolitanJanuary8749+3892+7
February9974+2546-2
March12461+6377
CountiesJanuary202110+92219+12
February23896+1421912+7
March202115+871916+3
Cities and boroughs.January16498+661512+3
February21794+123116+5
March16890+78106+4
B. 1ST AUGUST, 1951 TO 31ST MARCH, 1952
ForcesMenWomen
RecruitmentWastageIncrease (+)RecruitmentWastageIncrease (+)
Metropolitan749530+2196933+36
Counties1,932896+1,03614878+70
Cities and boroughs.1,541734+8079972+27
TOTAL4,2222,160+2,062316183+133

and all the county borough forces; and if he will give the total balance between wastage and recruitment of each group over the period 1st August, 1951, and 1st April, 1952.

Separate figures of wastage in the lower ranks are not available. The total figures of recruitment and wastage in the Police Service are as follows: