HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 cc109-10W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there are in(a) Lancashire, (b) the north-west of England and (c) Wales. [77634]

Mr. Denham

The information requested is set out in the table.

Force/region Police strength as at March 2002 Civilian support staff as at 31 March 2002
Lancashire 3,304 1,442
North West 17,804 7,624
Wales 7,194 3,109


Home Office Statistical Bulletin—Police Service Strength 31 March 2002.

Lancashire constabulary is at record levels of police officers.