HC Deb 27 October 1955 vol 545 c49W
83. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the deficiency on establishment of the police force for England and Wales, and the Metropolitan force, respectively.

Major Lloyd-George

On 30th September, 1955, the authorised establishment of the Metropolitan Police Force was 19,475 male officers and 523 women officers; the deficiency was 4,034 men and 27 women. On the same date the total authorised establishment of police forces in England and Wales was 73,122 male officers and 2,311 women officers; the deficiency was 9,689 men and 290 women.