HC Deb 28 June 1985 vol 81 c523W
Mr. Favell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department by how much the total manpower available to the Greater Manchester police force has increased since May 1979; how much of the increase relates to police officers; and how many are civilian support staff.

Mr. Giles Shaw

On 31 May 1985 there were 6,714 police officers and 1,803 civilian staff in the Greater Manchester police, an increase in total manpower since May 1979, of 520 (274 police officers, and 246 civilian staff, 51 of them part-time).