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Metropolitan Police Force

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 28 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present strength of the Metropolitan Police force; how this figure compares with 12 months before; and by how much the present figure is below establishment.

At 31 December 1979 the strength was 22,528, 567 more than a year before, and still 4,061 below the establishment of 26,589.