HC Deb 17 March 1988 vol 129 c658W
40. Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the manning of the Gwent police force.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

My right hon. Friend approved an increase of eight posts in the Gwent constabulary with effect from 1 January 1988, bringing it up to 986. Gwent police authority has applied for an increase of a further 42 posts for 1988–89. This application will be considered, along with others in the light of advice from Her Majesty's inspectors of constabulary.

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