HC Deb 01 February 2001 vol 362 cc268-9W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special police constables were serving in each of the Metropolitan policing divisions in December 2000. [147841]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Information is not collected centrally in the form requested. The information shown in the table has been provided by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis:

Borough Number of special constables
Barking and Dagenham 20
Barnet 54
Bexley 25
Brent 22
Bromley 20
Camden 18
Croydon 34
Ealing 7
Enfield 36
Greenwich 16
Hackney 19
Hammersmith and Fulham 17
Haringey 19
Harrow 14
Havering 24
Hillingdon 26
Hounslow 22
Islington 38
Kensington and Chelsea 24
Kingston 19
Lambeth 29
Lewisham 14
Merton 15
Newham 26
Redbridge 22
Richmond 18
Southwark 18
Sutton 9
Tower Hamlets 17
Waltham Forest 16
Wandsworth 17
Westminster 52

In addition to the officers serving in boroughs, 10 officers are attached to Territorial Policing, 14 officers are serving with the Marine Support Unit based at Wapping and eight officers are based at Heathrow. A further four officers are currently unallocated.

In total there are 763 special constables serving in the Metropolitan police district.

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