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Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Strathclyde on the number of officers on each relief in (a) Linwood, (b) Erskine and Inchinnan, (c) Bishopton, (d) Bridge of Weir, (e) Houston, (f) Lochwinnoch, (g) Johnstone, (h) Paisley, (i) Howood and (j) Renfrew.

[holding answer 26 April 1990]: I understand from the chief constable of Strathclyde that all these areas lie within the boundaries of K division, the total uniformed strength of which is 399 officers. The number of officers on duty in particular areas at particular times varies according to the policing requirements.