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Special Constables: Recruitment

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the target of recruiting 14,000 special constables by March 2007 has been met; and if he will make a statement. (127422)

[holding answer 9 March 2007]: The Police Service Strength statistical bulletin published on 26 July 2006 shows that on 31 March 2006 there were 13,179 special constables in England and Wales. Figures for 31 March 2007 will be published in July this year.