HC Deb 31 October 1966 vol 735 cc24-5W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish a table of the number of policemen of more than two years' service who resigned from police forces in England and Wales in each of the calendar years from 1960 to 1965, and during the first nine months of 1966; and, as far as can be ascertained, what were the principal reasons given for these resignations.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

Resignations of policemen with more than two years' service in England and Wales, 1960September, 1966
1960 1,344
1961 700
1962 803
1963 777
1964 1,071
1965 1,174
1966 (Jan.-Sept.) 1,295

These figures do not include ordinary retirement, secondment, death or dismissals. Figures for recruitment are also up, resulting in a net increase in police strength in each year since 1960.

The reasons for premature resignations are being studied by the Working Party on Manpower, set up under the Police Advisory Board. Their Report is expected soon.

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