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Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average (a) length of service and (b) retirement age was for police constables in each of the last 10 years. (168641)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The information requested cannot be calculated from the centrally collected data within the police personnel statistics series.

(b) Retirement age cannot be separately identified from the available data. The available data are the age on leaving the service within the following time bands only: 25 and under, 26 to 40, 41 to 55 and over 55.