HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c427W
Mr. Nigel Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the criteria for assessing areas of urban population in calculating police manpower figures; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Charles Wardle

We shall be reviewing the allocation formula used for approving increases in police force establishments later this year in order to take account of the 1991 census data. Part of this review will involve a close scrutiny of the definition of urban areas used in the formula.