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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Recruitment

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were recruited to the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) constituency and (b) district council area. (208232)

The Chief Constable has provided the following information:

(a) Response by constituency

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

C5

C6

C7

C8

C9

CIO

C11

C12

CIS

Total

Belfast East

18

18

12

12

19

9

14

10

4

116

Belfast North

6

7

5

3

5

8

4

9

5

52

Belfast South

21

19

21

7

13

25

4

12

2

124

Belfast West

4

4

5

4

3

3

0

4

1

28

East Antrim

19

21

30

10

12

12

9

9

6

128

East Londonderry

30

26

11

10

13

14

7

7

8

126

Fermanagh and South Tyrone

11

6

5

6

6

7

2

5

3

51

Foyle

16

11

9

12

6

6

6

9

8

83

Lagan Valley

32

16

26

18

27

16

15

22

8

180

Mid Ulster

2

2

4

4

1

3

3

1

0

20

Newry and Armagh

8

6

6

4

3

1

5

5

2

40

North Antrim

14

15

7

4

8

12

5

7

6

78

North Down

26

34

22

17

22

21

21

16

6

185

South Antrim

26

22

26

11

18

19

16

19

13

170

South Down

6

14

12

8

8

9

9

11

4

81

Strangford

24

29

27

15

18

15

12

20

8

168

Upper Bann

22

19

14

9

15

17

11

10

11

128

West Tyrone

6

5

8

5

4

2

0

3

2

35

Total

291

274

250

159

201

199

143

179

97

1793

(b) Response by district council

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

C5

C6

C7

C8

C9

CIO

C11

C12

C13

Total

Antrim

14

12

10

3

11

5

6

8

7

76

Ards

14

20

23

12

15

15

8

16

6

129

Armagh

6

6

4

4

1

1

3

3

0

28

Ballymena

10

13

6

2

4

8

3

5

5

56

Ballymoney

3

2

1

2

2

2

2

1

1

16

Banbridge

15

12

12

6

16

7

10

11

4

93

Belfast

38

36

34

19

28

34

18

27

11

245

Carrickfergus

11

8

17

3

5

5

5

5

3

62

Castlereagh

21

18

12

6

16

11

11

9

2

106

Coleraine

19

15

7

8

8

6

3

7

6

79

Cookstown

0

1

1

3

0

1

1

0

0

7

Craigavon

11

11

5

8

7

11

5

4

7

69

Derry

16

11

9

12

6

6

6

9

8

83

Down

6

12

11

10

7

12

8

10

3

79

Dungannon

2

3

0

2

2

4

1

1

1

16

Fermanagh

10

3

5

5

4

3

1

4

2

37

Lame

5

9

5

6

5

4

4

3

2

43

Limavady

11

11

4

2

5

8

4

0

2

47

Lisburn

28

14

24

14

20

16

12

20

8

156

Magherafelt

1

1

3

0

1

2

2

1

0

11

Moyle

1

0

0

0

2

2

0

1

0

6

Newry and Mourne

3

4

4

1

2

0

2

3

4

23

Newtownabbey

16

15

24

10

9

18

10

13

7

122

North Down

24

32

21

16

21

16

18

15

6

169

Omagh

5

3

7

4

4

1

0

3

2

29

Strabane

1

2

1

1

0

1

0

0

0

6

Total

291

274

250

159

201

199

143

179

97

1793

This analysis is based on postcode information provided at time of application (correspondence address). Not all applicants provide a valid postcode.

Appointments are still ongoing from campaigns 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.