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Police (Establishment)

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the combined total establishment of police forces in England and Wales; and what is their combined strength at the latest count.

On 31 March 1980, the figures were:

EstablishmentStrength
Police forces118,579112,958
Central Service and interforce units1,3061,585
Police service total119,885114,543