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Metropolitan Police (Firearms Training)

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Metropolitan police officers are currently trained in the use of firearms; and what was the figure for each of the past six years.

The number of officers whose training is maintained at a level allowing them to be armed varies during each year. The available information, recording the number of qualified officers at a particular date each year, is as follows:

December 19804,133
December 19814,181
October 19824,476
March 19834,667
October 19844,631
April 19854,631
September 19853,973