§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the present size of the special constabulary created under the Atomic Energy Authority (Special Constables) Act 1976; and if he plans to extend it.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
Atomic Energy Authority constables are appointed under the provisions of the Special Constables Act 1923 and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Act 1954. The current strength of the AEAC is 512, against a complement of 567, which the authority envisage will rise to about 600 by the end of 1979.