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Metropolitan Police Force

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has any proposals for increasing the strength of the Metropolitan Police Force.

The strength of the Metropolitan Police continues to grow at an encouraging rate. On 31 October, the force strength was 24,939, the highest it has ever been, but it is still 6½ per cent. short of establishment.