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Police Surgeons

Volume 114: debated on Wednesday 8 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many police surgeons there are in each of the Scottish police forces; and of these how many are male.

I understand that the numbers of police surgeons presently employed or retained by each police authority are as follows :

Central Scotland55
Dumfries and Galloway11
Lothian and Borders9110
Northern1 215217
1 Other doctors are available on a payment for call-out basis.
2 The breakdown by sex is approximate.
As regards the position in Strathclyde police, I refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave him on 11 March at column