§ Mr. ELLIS
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the total figures respectively of the police forces in England and Wales on 1st January, 1909 (or as near a date to that as is practicable), the Metropolitan Police, the police forces in municipal boroughs having forces of their own, and county areas outside the foregoing?
§ Mr. GLADSTONE
On 31st December last the established strength of the Metropolitan Police, exclusive of the Dockyard Police and all constables whose services are lent for payment to the Government or to private individuals, was 1237W 16,252. On 29th September, the latest date for which figures are available for county and borough forces, the number of county police was 15,072, borough police 15,126. These figures do not include the police of the City of London, who numbered 1,006 on 31st December last.