§ Mr. Peter Emery
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the increase, numerically and in percentage terms, in the total strength of the police in England and Wales since the date when the pay rises recommended by the Royal Commission were implemented.
§ Mr. Woodhouse
The new pay scales were announced on 6th December, 1960, and November, 1960, was the last month to show a decline in strength. Between 30th November, 1960, and 31st May, 1964, the number of men rose from 69,784 to 77,274, an increase of 7,490, or 10.73 per cent.; and the number of women rose from 2,278 to 2,576, an increase of 298, or 13.1 per cent.