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Sussex Police: Working Hours

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average percentage of their time police officers in Sussex Police spent (a) completing paperwork and (b) on patrol in each of the last five years. (157798)

Data on time spent on patrol offers only a partial indication of policing activity, but 61.1 per cent. of police officer time in Sussex was spent on front-line policing in 2006-07, which includes time in station completing incident related paperwork.

I also refer the hon. Member to the reply provided by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary on 15 October 2007, Official Report, columns 537-39W.