HC Deb 05 December 1985 vol 88 c318W
71. Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the chief inspector of constabulary about force establishments.

Mr. Giles Shaw

Police authorities are responsible for fixing the authorised establishment of forces, subject to my right hon. Friend's approval and he looks to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary for advice on applications from provincial police authorities. My right hon. Friend will shortly be considering a number of applications for increases in force establishments.