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Police: Firearms

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many authorised firearms officers there were in England in each year since 2005; (243603)

(2) how many authorised firearms officers were recruited in England in each year since 2005.

Details of the number of authorised firearms officers in England and Wales are published on an annual basis and can be found on the Home Office website at:

http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/operational-policing/police-firearms-statistics-06-1

Figures for the number of authorised firearms officers recruited every year are not collected separately.