§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the figures for early retirement through ill-health in ratio to force numbers for the police forces in Manchester, West Yorkshire, and Humberside for the latest available three years.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
I understand from the chief constables of Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and Humberside that the numbers of ill-health retirements during the last three years, in ratio to the authorised establishments on 31 December of each year, are as follows:
Ratio of ill-health retirements to the authorised establishment 1983 1984 1985 Greater Manchester 1:124 1:61 1:53 West Yorkshire 1:126 1:87 1:95 Humberside 1:247 1:99 1:79