HC Deb 09 November 1961 vol 648 c71W
3. Sir Richard Pilkington

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present shortage of police in the Metropolitan area.

Mr. Renton

On 30th September, male officers were 2,673, and female officers 142, under establishment. The strength of the force had increased by 487 since the beginning of the year.

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