Skip to main content

Police: Lancashire

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were employed in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years. (124956)

The available data are given in the table.

Police officer strength (FTE)1 in Lancashire as at 31 March 1996 to 30 September 20062

Number

31 March 1996

3,171

31 March 1997

3,248

31 March 1998

3,257

31 March 1999

3,245

31 March 2000

3,179

31 March 2001

3,255

31 March 2002

3,304

31 March 2003

3,339

31 March 2004

3,550

31 March 2005

3,551

31 March 2006

3,583

30 September 2006

3,542

1 Full-time equivalent. All officers less staff on career breaks or maternity/paternity leave (comparable with previously published figures).

2 This table contains full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.