§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
My right hon. Friend will in due course decide on the application by the Nottinghamshire police authority for 63 additional police posts, in the light of the advice received from Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary. He will at the same time be considering the applications outstanding from other police authorities for increases in establishments. Since May 1979, a total of 114 additional police posts has been approved for the Nottinghamshire constabulary, and the existing establishment is 2,259.