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Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for the last eight years, or the longest and most convenient period of time, how many Metropolitan Police officers have been prosecuted, found guilty and not guilty of the charges made; and how many of those found guilty received pensions and are still in receipt of them.

:The available information is that during the seven years ended 31 December 1978, a total of 64 serving Metropolitan police officers were dismissed or required to resign following conviction of criminal offences. Of those, one officer is at present receiving a pension and 12 officers have an entitlement to a deferred pension on attaining 60 years of age. The other 51 had their pension contributions returned and in their cases no pension is paid.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the percentage increase in police manpower between 1945 and 1978.