§ Mrs. Margaret Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in theOfficial Report the current manning levels of police forces in each regional authority area; and what are the recommended manning levels.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The establishments authorised by my right hon. and learned Friend are shown below together with actual strengths as at 30 September 1988.
Lord James Douglas-Hamiliton
During the past 12 months the following forces have requested establishment increases:
Increase Requested Force Police Civilians Central 22 1 Fife — 3 Grampian 61 14
Increase Requested Force Police Civilians Lothian and Borders 46 17 Tayside — 12
After careful consideration and taking account of advice from Her Majesty's chief inspector of constabulary all these increases in establishment were authorised by my right hon. and learned Friend.