HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 c958W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his targets for civilianisation of the police force. [6279]

Mr. Maclean

The allocation of staff within a police force is a matter for the chief constable. Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary encourages forces to civilianise posts in appropriate cases, and monitors progress as part of its inspection process.