§ Mr. Cordle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how far the Dorset and Bournemouth constabulary is below strength; and what plans there are for recruitment.
§ Dr. Summerskill:
On 18th March the strength of the Dorset Police was 1,050, and there were 39 vacancies, 18 of which have been offered to suitable candidates. There is appropriate local publicity, and the force benefits from the central recruiting campaign for which provision of over £750,000 has been made for 1975–76.