HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 cc792-3W
14. Mr. Kevan Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on police numbers in the north-east. [57060]

Mr. Denham

The north-east forces (Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria) had a total of 6,927 police officers on 31 January 2002. This is 386 more officers than in March 1997 and is a record number.