HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c919W
69. Mr. Duffy

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the current manning levels in the South Yorkshire police.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

At the end of December 1989 there were 2,946 police officers on the strength of the South Yorkshire police matched against their establishment of 2,978.

My right hon. and learned Friend has approved an increase of 20 posts for the force establishment subject to the police authority's confirmation of its willingness to meet its share of the cost.