§ Sir Charles Morrison
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police there were per 1,000 members of the population in 1959 and 1988.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The information, based on establishments of forces in England and Wales on 31 December 1988, is as follows:
Year Police officers per 1,000 of population 1959 1.73 1988 2.46