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Police: Helicopters

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many helicopters are available for use by each police force. (297183)

The following table shows helicopters that are currently available for use by each police force in England and Wales.

As can be seen from the table a number of police forces work in formal, shared-cost, consortia to provide an air support service across all contributing police forces.

Force

Consortium name

Forces

Helicopters

Avon and Somerset

Western Counties

12

11

Gloucestershire

Western Counties

1

1

Cambridgeshire

East Anglia

13

13

Essex

East Anglia

1

1

Suffolk

East Anglia

1

1

Cleveland

1

Derbyshire

North Midlands

12

11

Nottinghamshire

North Midlands

1

1

Devon and Cornwall

1

Dorset

1

Dyfed Powys

1

GMP

1

Humberside

1

Lancashire

1

Leicestershire

East Midlands

13

11

Northamptonshire

East Midlands

1

1

Warwickshire

East Midlands

1

1

Merseyside

1

Metropolitan/City of London Police

2

3

Norfolk

1

Northumbria

North East

12

11

Durham

North East

1

1

North Wales

1

South Wales

South and East Wales

12

11

Gwent

South and East Wales

1

1

South Yorkshire

1

Surrey

1

Sussex

1

Thames Valley

Chiltern

13

12

Bedfordshire

Chiltern

1

1

Hertfordshire

Chiltern

1

1

West Mercia

Central Counties

12

11

Staffordshire

Central Counties

1

1

West Midlands

1

West Yorkshire

1

Wiltshire

1

1 The superscripts represent a brace.