§ Mr. Nigel Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure that Gloucestershire constabulary is staffed to the level recommended by the chief constable; and if he will make a statement.223W
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
Under the present system, approvals of bids for extra posts for police forces are given on the basis of relative need. As a result of current economic circumstances, no increases have been approved for the coming financial year.