§ Mr. Watts
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list in the Official Report the applications he has received from police authorities in England for additional manpower in respect of 1986–87 and the increases in establishment which he has approved to date.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
I refer my hon. Friend to the replies given to questions by my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Bruinvels) on 13 January 1986 at column456, and by my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth, East (Mr. Atkinson) and my hon. and learned Friend for Leicester, South (Mr. Spencer) on 23 January 1986 at column 272, for information about the applications received from police authorities for increases in their police establishments for the financial year 1985–86 or later, and the seven police authorities which have recently been informed that the Home Secretary is prepared to approve additional posts.