§ Mr. Nigel Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-operational staff are employed by the police in(a) Lancashire, (b) the North West of England and (c) Wales. 
§ Mr. Denham
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has provided the figures set out in the table for the 12 months ending 31 March 2002.
HMIC figures count staff according to the following primary roles (a role that takes up more than half of a person's time):Operational: any member of staff, including covert staff, whose primary role is to directly deliver the overarching aims of the Police Service;Operational Support; any member of staff whose primary role is to support the delivery of the overarching aims of the Police Service; andOrganisational Support: any member of staff whose primary role is to service the internal needs of the organisation.
The table shows the total of Operational Support and Organisational Support staff.111W
Force/area Non-operational police officers Non-operational civilian support staff Lancashire Constabulary 233 903 North West Region 1,413 6,276 Wales 526 2,445