HC Deb 31 January 1985 vol 72 c245W
78. Mr. Andrew MacKay

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reach a conclusion on the proposed increase in the establishment of the Thames Valley police force.

Mr. Giles Shaw

My right hon. and learned Friend has already done so. The police authority was informed on 25 January that he is prepared to approve an increase of 20 police posts in the current financial year and 30 posts with effect from 1 April 1985, provided that the police authority will find the necessary finance for these posts and its proposed civilianisation programme.