HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 c792W
Charlotte Atkins

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total staffing levels were for(a) 1994–95, (b) 1995–96, (c) 1996–97, (d) 1997–98 and (e) 1998–99, and what the projected level is for 1999–2000 for (i) the Derbyshire Police Authority, (ii) the Leicester Police Authority, (iii) the Cheshire Police Authority, (iv) the Yorkshire Police Authority, and (v) the Surrey Police Authority, broken down into total officer strength and total civilian strength. [98291]

Mr. Charles Clarke

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to a question from the hon. Member for Ryedale (Mr. Greenway) on 10 November 1999,Official Report, column 590, for the information requested on police officer numbers. The information requested on civilian strength is set out in the table.

Projected staffing figures for 1999–2000 are not held centrally. It is for individual police authorities with their chief constables to determine staffing requirements within the resources available to them.