HC Deb 29 April 1958 vol 587 cc185-6
42. Mr. McInnes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many additional recruits are necessary to bring the police force up to the required establishment.

Mr. Maclay

Five hundred and one at 31st March, 1958, which is just under 6 per cent. of establishment.

Mr. McInnes

Can the Secretary of State indicate in which towns or counties there is an extreme shortage?

Mr. Maclay

I think that Glasgow is in the most difficult position, being 314 short of the authorised male establishment, but I am glad to say that in the first quarter of this year the deficiency was reduced by 43.