HC Deb 11 July 1983 vol 45 c210W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider encourageing the recruitment of more special constables.

Mr. Hurd

We shall continue to encourage chief constables to recruit as many special constables as they can usefully train and deploy. Last year the number enrolled rose from 14,978 to 15,139, the first rise for 30 years.