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Police: Manpower

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers (a) in each police force area and (b) at each rank have been employed in jobs other than the police force in each of the last three years for which information is available. (256537)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers there are in each basic command unit in England and Wales. (256665)

[holding answer 12 February 2009]: Latest available figures relate to police officers and police community support officers in post in each basic command unit on 31 March 2008. These figures were published in supplementary tables to the National Statistics bulletin ‘Police Service Strength England and Wales 31 March 2008'. Copies of these supplementary tables can be accessed at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs08/hosb0808add_tab.xls

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police recruits left each police force within two years of joining in 2007-08; and what percentage of all leavers that figure represents. (256748)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Eastleigh (Chris Huhne) on 17 December 2008, Official Report, columns 865-67W.