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Police Officers (Dismissals)

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers have been dismissed from each constabulary over the last five years in each year.

The following table shows numbers of officers punished in disciplinary proceedings by dismissal from their force.

19811983198419851986
Avon and Somerset223
Bedfordshire
Cambridgeshire2
Cheshire1
City of London
Cleveland121
Cumbria11
Derbyshire1
Devon and Cornwall1
Dorset
Durham
Dyfed-Powys2
Essex2
Gloucestershire1
Greater Manchester35515
Gwent1
Hampshire13
Hertfordshire
Humberside11
Kent1
Lancashire512
Leicestershire1
Lincolnshire1
Merseyside132
Metropolitan81014912
Norfolk
Northamptonshire
Northumbria2
North Wales2
North Yorkshire1
Nottingham1
South Wales22
South Yorkshire1
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey121
Sussex1
Thames Valley21112
Warwickshire1
West Mercia
West Midlands11
West Yorkshire223
Wiltshire
Police Officers (Staff Wastage)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the percentage wastage as a proportion of the total number of officers employed by each constabulary for each of the last five years in each constabulary.

The available information is as follows. Separate information on each force outside the Metropolitan police could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The number of police officers employed is calculated on the mean average of actual strength at the beginning and end of each year.

YearAverage police strengthWastage (including transfers and secondments)Percentage of wastage over average police strength
Police forces in England and Wales (excluding Metropolitan police)
198293,0944,6705.0
198392,9834,5854·9
198492,5614,8665·3
198592,4035,1115·5
198692,6875,0085·4
Metropolitan Police
198225,6731,3805·4
198326,5001,2464·7
198426,7481,2064·5
198526,7361,3705·1
198626,8131,5895·9