§ Mr. Robert Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many policemen there were in the North Yorkshire police in 1979 and the latest date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
When the Government took office in May 1979 the strength of the North Yorkshire police was 1,337 officers. At the end of February 1991 this had increased to a strength of 1,383 officers. The force had 25 vacancies in February.