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