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Police Community Support Officers: Manpower

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers have been recruited in (a) Gwent and (b) Newport East constituency since 2003. (295930)

The available data are provided in the following table. Data are not collected centrally at constituency level.

Numbers of police community officers (FTE1) recruited in Gwent, 2002-03 to 2008-092,3

Gwent

2002-03

30

2003-04

26

2004-05

58

2005-06

13

2006-07

44

2007-08

47

2008-09

15

1 Full time equivalent figures that have been rounded to the nearest whole number because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.

2 Financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March inclusive.

3 Recruits include those officers joining as Police Staff Standard Direct Recruits and those who were previously Special Constables. This excludes police community support officers on transfers from other forces and those rejoining.