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Special Patrol Group

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now publish the revised figures for the numbers of special patrol group members who are fully trained in the use of revolvers; and if he will state the distribution of these throughout the United Kingdom.

154 members of the Metropolitan Police special patrol group are fully trained in the use of revolvers, and I much regret that, as the hon. Membe is aware, information which was in this respect inaccurate was given in reply to his question on 25 October. All are stationed within the Metropolitan Police district. Information about the number of officers so trained and when they left the group on transfer could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.— [Vol 972, c. 246–7.]