§ Mr. Eyre
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present established strength of the West Midlands Police Force, specifying the number of male and female officers; what is the actual strength of the force in male and female officers to the last convenient date; and how many resignations have taken place of male and female officers during 1977.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The authorised establishment, which does not specify separately male and female police officers, is 6,509. At 31st January 1978 the strength was 5,201 male and 533 women officers. 155 male and 79 female officers resigned during 1977.