To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police officers have retired from the West Mercia constabulary in the last 12 months for which figures are available; (2) how many police officers have been recruited in the West Mercia area in the last 12 months for which figures are available; (3) how many
(a) police officers and (b) civilian staff there are in (i) England and (ii) West Mercia constabulary on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Information on police personnel in England and West Mercia constabulary is set out in the table.
|Police officer strength1||122,374||2,048|
|Civilian support staff strength2||54,913||1,116|
|Special constabulary strength2||10,897||339|
|1 Latest available published police officer strength is for 30 September 2002.|
|2 Latest available civilian and special constable strength is for 31 March 2002.|