§ Mr. Richard Page
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for reports from the relevant chief constables as to the total number of police in Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Buckinghamshire, respectively, and as to what numbers of those are engaged on traffic duties in each county.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The information is as follows:
Police Force Police strength on 31 October 1986 Number of police officers allocated to traffic divisions on 31 October 1986 Surrey 1,624 214 Sussex 2,809 258 Essex 2,699 276 Hertfordshire 1,591 155 Kent 2,893 278 Thames Valley1 3,424 325 1 Buckinghamshire is part of the Thames Valley police area and it is not possible to provide figures for Buckinghamshire alone.