HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 c569W
17 Mr. Ernest G. Perry

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he is satisfied with current levels of recruitment into the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Mr. Dunn

Yes. Although we still have some way to go before reaching authorised establishment, recruitment to the force during 1977 was the highest ever and as a result the strength rose by 439 officers. I know that every effort is being made to maintain this favourable trend.