HC Deb 05 December 1991 vol 200 c213W
12. Mr. Batiste

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the number of police officers returned to operational duties by the policy of civilianisation.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Over the last eight years, some 5,300 police officers have been redeployed through civilianisa-tion of posts which do not require the powers or skills of a police officer.