HC Deb 02 April 1987 vol 113 c588W
20. Mr. Flannery

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many policemen in London are now home beat officers compared with five years ago; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that there are now 1,256 home beat officers in the Metropolitan police district. Information about the position five years ago is not available.

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