HC Deb 30 October 1985 vol 84 c554W
Mr. Wheeler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vacancies there are in the Metropolitan police for police officers and civil staff.

Mr. Giles Shaw

On 30 September there were 406 vacancies for police officers in the Metropolitan police, but the commissioner informs us that a recent welcome intake of recruits has reduced this figure to about 300. The civil staff strength was 339 below ceiling.

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