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Police: Morecambe

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police community support officers and (b) police officers there were in Morecambe and Lunesdale in the latest period for which figures are available. (192590)

Figures collected by the Home Office relate to basic command units (BCUs) within police forces, and the BCU that most closely matches the Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency is the northern division of Lancashire constabulary.

The latest figures published by the Home Office for Lancashire northern division relate to 31 March 2007. The data are on a full-time equivalent basis and shows that there were 70 police community support officers and 444 police officers employed on this date. The figures include those on career breaks and maternity leave that were deployed to this BCU when their absence commenced.