HC Deb 11 February 1993 vol 218 c766W
22. Mr. Duncan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civilians now work in the police force; and what change there has been in this figure since 1979.

Mr. Charles Wardle

There were 49,085 civilian staff employed by the police service in England and Wales at the end of November 1992. This is an increase of 14,455, or 42 per cent., since the Government first took office in 1979.