§ 69. Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any further plans to increase police establishments.
§ 74. Mr. Spencer
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about present levels of police manpower.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
I would refer my hon. Friend and my hon. and learned Friend to the reply given to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Bruinvels) on 13 January 1986, at column456, for information about the applications received from police authorities for increases in their police establishments for the financial year 1985–86 or later. One hundred and eleven additional posts had already been approved For seven forces, and eight other applications were under consideration. The following seven police authorities have recently been informed that my right hon. Friend is prepared to approve additional posts:
Police authority/force Increase applied for Increase approved City of London 6 *6 Cumbria 14 †10 Devon and Cornwall 18 18 Northamptonshire 23 23 Thames Valley 200 ‡64 Warwickshire 29 12 Wiltshire 11 ║11
† Includes eight supernumerary posts.
‡ Includes 14 supernumerary posts.
║ Includes seven supernumerary posts.
My right hon. Friend will be giving further consideration to the remaining applications in the light of advice from Her Majesty's inspectors of constabulary.