§ Lord Bradshaw
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the strength of the Special Constabulary during the last year for which figures are available compared with the two previous years. [HL4451]
§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
The strength of the Special Constabulary in each of the last three years for which we have figures was as follows:
- 19,864 as at 31 March 1997;
- 18,256 as at 31 March 1998;
- and 16,484 as at 31 March 1999.