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Police: Disciplinary Proceedings

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homes of serving police officers were searched by investigation teams on 27 January 1998; how many police officers were subsequently suspended from duty; how many of these were (a) reinstated and (b) prosecuted; and if she will make a statement. (227344)

This information is not held by the Home Office. These questions are related to operational matters which are the responsibility of the chief constable of the force concerned.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers (a) below superintendent rank and (b) of superintendent rank and above were suspended in each police force area in each year since 1997. (228975)

The requested data have been collected centrally since 2002-03 and are given in the following tables.

Police officers (FTE)1 below the rank of superintendent suspended as at 31 March 2003 to 31 March 2008

31 March each year

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Avon and Somerset

1

3

1

3

0

1

Bedfordshire

1

2

2

0

0

0

Cambridgeshire

3

8

3

0

0

0

Cheshire

1

1

10

10

2

3

Cleveland

6

6

2

0

0

0

Cumbria

0

1

0

1

0

0

Derbyshire

5

3

3

7

7

7

Devon and Cornwall

3

3

6

7

3

10

Dorset

0

1

1

0

0

0

Durham

2

3

4

1

0

2

Dyfed-Powys

0

0

1

0

3

1

Essex

0

4

7

0

4

4

Gloucestershire

2

4

3

2

2

0

Greater Manchester

12

15

32

24

5

16

Gwent

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hampshire

4

6

11

6

8

5

Hertfordshire

0

1

1

3

2

0

Humberside

3

2

2

1

0

0

Kent

0

0

4

7

9

2

Lancashire

0

2

6

9

4

6

Leicestershire

1

3

0

1

1

2

Lincolnshire

0

1

4

5

6

6

London, City of

0

0

1

3

1

3

Merseyside

6

7

7

7

4

8

Metropolitan police

42

49

27

31

20

21

Norfolk

2

2

3

0

1

6

Northamptonshire

0

0

1

1

1

4

Northumbria

4

3

6

22

4

13

North Wales

0

0

0

0

0

1

North Yorkshire

0

0

0

1

0

0

Nottinghamshire

0

3

2

6

4

3

South Wales

13

5

8

10

8

8

South Yorkshire

0

0

3

0

2

3

Staffordshire

0

1

2

0

0

3

Suffolk

3

0

5

1

0

2

Surrey

1

2

2

0

0

0

Sussex

0

0

7

8

11

3

Thames Valley

2

8

11

1

1

0

Warwickshire

3

7

4

3

2

2

West Mercia

4

6

0

5

2

0

West Midlands

0

0

0

0

18

2

West Yorkshire

13

3

12

7

3

6

Wiltshire

0

0

0

1

2

1

1 Based on full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

Police officers (FTE)1 at or above the rank of superintendent suspended as at 31 March 2003 to 31 March 2008

31 March each year

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Avon and Somerset

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bedfordshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cambridgeshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cheshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cleveland

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cumbria

0

0

0

0

0

0

Derbyshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Devon and Cornwall

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dorset

0

0

0

0

0

0

Durham

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dyfed-Powys

0

0

0

0

0

0

Essex

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gloucestershire

1

0

0

0

0

0

Greater Manchester

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gwent

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hampshire

0

0

0

0

0

1

Hertfordshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Humberside

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kent

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lancashire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Leicestershire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lincolnshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

London, City of

0

0

0

0

0

0

Merseyside

0

0

1

0

0

0

Metropolitan police

0

0

0

0

0

0

Norfolk

0

0

0

0

0

0

Northamptonshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Northumbria

0

0

0

0

0

0

North Wales

0

0

0

0

0

0

North Yorkshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Nottinghamshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

South Wales

0

0

0

0

0

0

South Yorkshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Staffordshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Suffolk

0

0

0

0

0

0

Surrey

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sussex

0

0

0

0

0

0

Thames Valley

0

0

0

0

0

0

Warwickshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

West Mercia

0

0

0

0

0

0

West Midlands

0

0

0

0

0

0

West Yorkshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wiltshire

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 Based on full-time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 October 2008, Official Report, column 1272W, on police: disciplinary proceedings, from what date each officer had been on suspension, how much pay each officer was receiving while on suspension; what rank each was; and whether any were suspended due to allegations of racism. (229603)

Five of the suspended officers were constables and the sixth was a sergeant.

Information requested on dates of suspension, pay whilst being suspended, and reasons for suspension are not centrally collected.