§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the current strength of (a) the police forces in England and Wales, and (b) the Metropolitan Police; and what were the comparative figures for three years previously.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The information requested is as follows:
Police Strength 31 March 1982 31 March 1979 England and Wales 119,973 111,133 Metropolitan Police 25,429 22,214