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Police Manpower

Volume 114: debated on Wednesday 8 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what increases in police and other manpower he has approved for the six metropolitan joint police authorities in 1987–88.

The following increases are contained in the establishment schemes for the six authorities for 1987–88, which I have laid before Parliament today.

AuthorityAdditional Police PostsAdditional Civilian Staff
Merseyside49 full-time
Northumbria1755 full-time
South33 full-time
Yorkshire502 part-time
West Midlands2427 full-time
West Yorkshire5050 full-time


1 The increase of 75 police posts for Northumbria was announced on 18 December 1986. Thirty-five of the posts were with immediate effect and 40 with effect from 1 April 1987.

2 The increase in the number of civilians in the West Midlands police is expected to release 382 police officers to operational duties.