§ 68. Sir D. Renton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special constables joined the police forces in England and Wales during each of the last two years for which figures are available; and what steps he proposes to take to persuade more people to become special constables.
§ Mr. Sharples
2,859 in 1969 and 2,703 in 1970. Chief officers of police are responsible for the recruitment of special constables, but some recruiting publicity is produced centrally. This includes posters, leaflets and films for showing on television.