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Police (North-East)

Volume 884: debated on Friday 24 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the establishment of the Durham and Cleveland police forces, their present strengths, and the level of recruitment; and what financial provisions have been made designed to protect and promote police manning at all levels.

The figures are:

Strength on 31st December 19741,2621,283
Net gain/loss in strength
Quarter ended 30th June+14‭9
Quarter ended 30th September+2‭9
Quarter ended 31st December+4+13
Provision for local recruitment publicity
Both forces benefit from the national recruitment campaign, for which £680,000 is being provided in 1974–75. The same level of effort will be maintained in 1975–76.Last July the Police Council for the United Kingdom reached agreement on new pay scales applicable to all forces which meant a substantial increase for all ranks. It also agreed to undertake a review of the structure of police pay, which will be completed later this year.