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Police Establishment (Luton)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are any plans for increasing the establishment of police in Luton in view of the fact that 706 of the 1,711 reported offences against the person in 1979 took place in the division covering Luton.

Luton division already has a larger establishment than the other territorial divisions in Bedfordshire, but I understand the chief constable is reviewing the situation and contemplating asking the police authority to consider a further increase.