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Police Officers

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will publish in the Official Report details of the number of coloured police officers and their ranks at present serving in the following police forces: Metropolitan, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, South Wales and West Midlands.

So far as can be readily ascertained, no such equipment is in service with the Prison Service in England and Wales. The total contract value of such equipment acquired by the Metropolitan Police since 1972 is estimated to be £1·59 million. Information as to the value of equipment acquired in each year is not readily available.