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Bedfordshire (Police Recruiting)

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how successful the Bedfordshire police force has been in recruiting since the Edmund-Davies award.

Average monthly recruitment to the Bedfordshire police since 1 September 1978 has been 40 per cent. above the average before that date. The force's strength has increased by 55 to 904 on 31 October 1979, leaving 43 vacancies on its authorised establishment.