HC Deb 15 April 1986 vol 95 c333W
Mr. John Mark Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for reports from the appropriate chief constables as to the numbers of police per head of population in (a) Solihull, (b) Birmingham, (c) Coventry, (d) Wolverhampton, (e) Manchester and (f) Bury.

Mr. Giles Shaw

I understand from the chief constables concerned that the population per police officer in these areas is as follows:

Solihull 1:639
Birmingham 1:425
Coventry 1:540
Wolverhampton 1:542
Manchester 1:252
Bury 1:607