§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of police in Scotland (a) at the latest available date and (b) in May 1979.
§ Mr. Younger
There were 13,261 police officers in Scotland at 31 December 1980. Information is not available for May 1979, but at 31 March 1979 and 30 June 1979 the numbers were 12,675 and 12,831, respectively.