HC Deb 23 June 1976 vol 913 c543W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department by how much the police force is currently under established strength in England and Wales; and how this position compares with that prevailing six months ago.

Dr. Summerskill

There were 9,296 vacancies on 30th April, compared with 11,304 on 31st October 1975.