§ Mr. Geoffrey Johnson Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department by how much the Sussex Constabulary is under strength; and what request he has received for the strengthening of its numbers.
§ Dr. Summerskill
On 31st December 1977 the force had 139 vacancies on the592W
gation of the British Steel Corporation, indicating which hon. Members comprised each delegation and estimating the total costs and expenses incurred by the Select Committee in these visits.
§ Mr. Foot
Sub-Committee B of the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries made the following visits overseas in connection with their inquiry into the British Steel Corporation:
authorised establishment of 2,646. Requests have been received from the police authority for approval to increases of 22 permanent posts and five supernumerary posts, and these are being considered as quickly as possible.