§ Mr. Gordon Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the(a) operational and (b) target strength of the British Transport Police is in (i) London south Region, (ii) all London regions and (iii) the north-west. 
§ Mr. Hill
I have been asked to reply.
The operational and target strength for the British Transport Police (BTP) in these regions is set out in the table.
Number of Police Officers (all ranks) BTP Area Operational (current) strength Target strength (set 1 April 2000) London South Region 303 302.6 All London Regions 1,017 1,044 North West Region 269 273.1