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Police Service

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of each category of (a) officers and (b) staff left the Police Service in each of the past three years, broken down by perceived community origin and sex. [101064]

(a)Police officers
(b)Civilian staff
CB1-Perceived Protestant
CB2-Perceived Roman Catholic
CB3-Not determined

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) women and (b) members of the ethnic minorities have been recruited by the Police Service of Northern Ireland since the coming into operation of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000. [93668]

Since 4 November 2001, 196 women have been appointed to the Police Service, a figure which represents 32 per cent. of the total number of 613 recruits.Only one member of an ethnic minority has been appointed since that time.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people claiming links to (a) the UUP, (b) the SDLP, (c) the DUP, (d) Sinn Fein, (e) the Alliance Party, (f) the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition, (g) the PUP, (h) the UKUP and (i) other political groupings or independent political candidates (i) applied to sit on a District Police Partnership (DPP), (ii) were judged appointable to a DPP and (iii) were appointed to a DPP. [103343]

All candidates for appointment as independent members of District Policing Partnerships were asked a political activity monitoring question, in line with the guide to public appointments. The information was not made available to the council or

The number of police officers who have left the Police Service in the past three years, broken down into perceived community origin and gender, are shown in the following table. Data are also included in respect of civilian staff directly recruited into the police service but are only available for the past two years. Data for civilian staff do not include details of those staff currently or previously attached to the police service on secondment from the Northern Ireland Civil Service.Policing Board panels. The Board panels considered anonymised lists of appointable candidates. The information requested is set out in the following table.

PartyApplicantsAppointable candidatesAppointments
Sinn Fein100
Other: British Labour111
Other: Conservative400
Other: Democratic Left111
Other: Independent19152
Other: Independent Unionist320
Other: Labour Coalition111
Other: Labour NI310
Other: New Labour100
Other: National Labour100
Other: Unionist, not specified200
Other: OUP210
Other: Socialist Party100
Other: UDP422
Other: Ulster Independent Voice100
Other: Ulster Unionist Assembly Party111
Other: Ulster Unionist Council220
Other: Workers Party432
Other: Yes Campaign110
Other: Ratepayers Association222