HC Deb 31 May 1961 vol 641 c28W
Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many sheep were reported stolen in Kenya in each of the years 1952 to 1960, inclusive.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The following is the information required.

down of wastage. 117 posts in the lower grades of the Inspectorate which have been unfilled for some time have been abolished.

The remaining 245 posts represent an actual reduction in manpower and constitute a contribution towards the general economies in public services which the present financial situation in Kenya requires. To the extent of 197 of these posts, this has been achieved by reductions in the non-commissioned officer cadres; in consequence of the improved quality of constables, it has been possible to effect a reduction in the ratio of non-commissioned officers to constables.

The Governor is satisfied that the strength of the Force during the next financial year will be sufficient to maintain order and to ensure that the present level of police efficiency will be maintained.

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