HC Deb 05 April 1946 vol 421 cc247-8W
Mr. Bossom

asked the Secretary of Stare for the Home Department the number of persons engaged in the Kent police force in February, 1938, and February, 1946; the cost of the force for these two months or the total cost for the year 1938 and the total estimated cost for the year 1946.

Mr. Ede

On 28th February, 1938, there were 1,251 regular policemen and one policewoman in the Kent County police force and the nine Borough police forces now amalgamated with it. On the same date in 1946 there were 1,028 regular policemen, 20 regular policewomen, 228 male auxiliaries and 129 women auxiliaries, making a total of 1,405. The cost of the force for the financial year 1938–39 was £503,994 and the preliminary estimate of the cost for the financial year 1946–47 is £936.028