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North Wales Police

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 14 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of police time was spent on front-line duties by North Wales Police in each year since 2001. (142210)

Information on time spent by police officers on front-line duties has only been collected since 2003-04. The available data for the North Wales Police for each year since March 2004 is set out in the following table. The North Wales Police has set a target for 66.6 per cent. of police officer time to be spent on front-line duties by March 2008.

North Wales Police—time spent on front-line duties

Percentage of police officer time spent on front-line duties

2003-04

53.34

2004-05

63.37

2005-06

63.50