HC Deb 08 November 1978 vol 957 c182W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the latest strength of the police, distinguishing between men, women, cadets and coloureds, and show how this compares nationally and in the six largest cities with the position in February 1974.

Dr. Summerskill

Following are figures for metropolitan forces, giving current strengths and those at 1st April 1974. Those for February 1974 are not comparable with current strengths due to boundary changes.