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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Reserve Forces

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the current establishment is of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Part Time Police Reserve; how many officers are currently serving; how many are to be retained; and how many will be recruited over the next three years. (155073)

The information requested is contained in the following table.

PSNI part-time reserve

Number

Actual strength September 2007

858

Establishment current

1,000

Establishment over next three years

1,000

Recruitment over next three years

1

1 Sufficient to maintain established strength

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the establishment is of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Full Time Police Reserve; how many officers are serving; how many are to be retained; and how many will be recruited over the next three years. (155074)

The future establishment of the Full Time Reserve is an operational matter for the Chief Constable. He has advised that he will make an announcement on this shortly.

The information requested is contained in the following table.

PSNI full time reserve

Number

Actual strength September 2007

674

Establishment current

680

Establishment over next three years

1

Recruitment over next three years

0

1 To be determined by the chief constable.