§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the increase in police manpower in Dorset since 1979; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
The Dorset police had 1,280 police officers at the end of December 1991, 140 more than in May 1979. The authorised establishment of the force will increase by 15 police posts to 1,302 with effect from 1 April 1992.