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Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the staffing of the police force.

During November and December this year the strength in England and Wales increased by 700 in addition to 300 who transferred from the British Airports Authority Constabulary. The total strength on 31st December was over 102,000. In addition there were 5,900 traffic wardens and nearly 33,000 other staff employed in support.