HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c433W
Mr. Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been(a) the total funding and (b) the established number of full-time officers of the West Yorkshire police force in each of the past five years; and what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding to meet the public demands of this service.

Mr. Charles Wardle

Over the last five years expenditure and the police establishment of the West Yorkshire police have been increased as follows:

Year Expenditure £ million Establishment
1987–88 129.1 5,204
1988–89 149.4 5,227
1989–90 167.0 5,259
1990–91 1193.7 5,281
1991–92 2218.5 5,295
1992–93 n/a 5,295
1 Because of change in capital financing arrangements in 1990, some caution should be used in comparing 1990–91 and 1991–92 with earlier years.
2 Estimated.
n/a = Not available.

The Government are satisfied that the West Yorkshire police authority is able to meet its obligations to provide an efficient police force.

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